Regulation

  • Investment Delivery Forum report calls for "regulatory sandbox" and asset "pre-identification" to boost productive UK investment

    23 February 2024

    ABI initiative to implement benefits of Solvency UK reforms outlines recommendations including scaling up of public-private partnerships and new investment models

  • 777 Re demoted again as illiquid asset problem lingers

    19 February 2024

    AM Best wants decrease to affiliated investments to boost 777 Re's capitalisation

  • Hong Kong regulator warns of risks of life policy-backed lending

    19 February 2024

    'Premium financing' was popular, and easier, when interest rates were low, IA notes

  • Fitch says PE ownership not necessarily credit-negative for insurers

    15 February 2024

    Ratings agency looks at insurers' investment strategy riskiness among other facets for credit assessments

  • Insurers set to ratchet up risk and back private equities in 2024

    14 February 2024

    Insurers are heaping a hearty portion of risk onto their 2024 investment plates, according to a survey from Ortec Finance, as 51% of insurer investment professionals surveyed believe the risk profile of the funds they help to manage has increased over the past 12 months, and 59% expect a further increase in the next 12 months - within which 14% predicting a "dramatic rise".

  • Solvency UK reform should boost insurer lending to real-economy, Mike Eakins says

    13 February 2024

    Changes to matching adjustment should achieve aim of increasing regional investment

  • AI is not an "early-stage" investment, M&G says: it's mainstream

    07 February 2024

    M&G's Global AI Themes Fund, unveiled last month, has already started investing in companies such as Netflix and nVidia

  • US West Coast insurers face up to $40bn in corporate bonds climate- related losses

    07 February 2024

    Research commissioned by California's regulator has found

  • German backbook deals and run-offs - a €150bn asset industry since 2014

    01 February 2024

    Moody's examined 14 deals, completed, pending and scuttled

  • Comment - BaFin holds cards (close to its chest) in future of German life-book consolidation

    01 February 2024

    PE part-ownership of Viridium seems to have informed regulator's rejection of Zurich deal

  • Comment - Are PE owners facing the end of their life backbook consolidation journey?

    31 January 2024

    After BaFin's move on Zurich and Viridium, the future seems uncertain if 'PE ownership' breaks deals

  • Nearly 2,000 European insurers have GAs smaller than in Zurich/Viridium's scuppered deal

    31 January 2024

    BaFin has stopped life backbook deal involving €21bn of assets

  • Zurich's German life backbook deal, with €21bn assets, with Virdium falls apart

    30 January 2024

    'Project Sander' was to involve investment assets linked to 724,000 policies, German unit's SFCR said

  • Additional regulation for AI decision-making "inevitable", ABI says

    29 January 2024

    Insurers need to be open with regulators about how they are using AI

  • Comment - Evergrande fails to live up to its name, but will China's insurers survive its death-knell?

    29 January 2024

    Hong Kong court today told Chinese property developer seeking a stay of its liquidation, 'enough is enough'