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  • S&P affirms "stable" outlook for Baloise

    12 June 2024

    After applying revised criteria

  • Solvency II reform to give European insurers unexpected capital relief boost, S&P says

    11 June 2024

    Amounting to €80bn of total capital relief, or 25 ppts

  • S&P welcomes increased scrutiny of funded reinsurance from PRA and BMA

    06 June 2024

    Warning recapture of ceded exposures could push some BPA writers into negative solvency ratios

  • Solvency UK's MA reform "not likely a game changer", S&P says

    07 May 2024

    Insurers unlikely to take inclusion of highly predictable cash flows to the extreme

  • Comment - Insurance regulators confront crypto currencies

    02 May 2024

    Pronouncements by watchdogs about digital tenders seem to be softening, though not warming, to the asset class

  • Insurers' investments face risks in case of Israel-Iran conflict escalation, S&P says

    17 April 2024

    Agency believes foreign insurers' direct exposure to Israel via insurance and reinsurance to be "relatively immaterial"

  • Japan's CIOs have alternatives managers in their sights

    17 April 2024

    The Bank of Japan may have stolen the limelight last month, but insurance CIOs made headlines as well, with eye-catching allocations to non-mainstream assets and emerging managers

  • Three-quarters of European institutional investors expect ESG to have bigger investment role in next 12 months

    10 April 2024

    According to research from Coalition Greenwich, which also found 45% of asset managers in Europe have or are developing AI

  • Comment - Do American cicadas feel joy? Why Japanese lifers and the BoJ may have the answer

    20 March 2024

    CIOs may feel the rare rate hike in Tokyo yesterday was a few years too late to help

  • AIA highlights "small" exposure to non-debt holdings in China

    14 March 2024

    Provisioning for credit losses is about 0.5% of portfolio