In the first of a three-part series on the international financial reporting standards (Ifrs) impacting insurers’ financial reporting, Vincent Huck explores how the new accounting standards Ifrs 17 and 9 bind both sides of the balance sheet together.
The European Commission has published for consultation a draft delegated act on amendments to the implementing rules on solvency applicable to insurers. The proposals aim to facilitate investments in private debt amongst others. Jegor Tokarevich from Substance Over Form and Frank Dornseifer from Bundesverband Alternative Investments summarise the key points for Solvency II investors.
What to make of the current insurance investment markets? How should insurers approach the issue of market liquidity? What kind of volatility might one expect in the next twelve months? IAR's US editor Sarfraz Thind asks Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz.
A decade of shareholder engagement at Exxon seem to have gone down the drain as the company now faces a lawsuit for misleading investors. While insurers were quick to broadcast their role in exercising shareholder powers, they are now found coy to comment. Adam Leach reports
New York, US. The US insurance industry has been a laggard when it comes to embracing investments to mitigate climate change. Many insurers remain suspicious of the need for it unlike their European counterparts. It is a deeply divisive, political issue, according to professionals. Sarfraz Thind reports
Low yields, compressed spreads, relative pricing advantage and regulatory incentives are key factors auguring an exponential growth of the real estate market in the coming years, Gerard-Jan van Berckel writes.
Five months into Aviva Investors’ strategy to merge its real assets teams under one leadership, Mark Versey and Iain Forrester discuss the new strategy and how it fits with the firm’s approach to servicing third-party insurers. By Vincent Huck
Industry veteran Michele Gaffo, formerly the CIO of Allianz Italia and Poste Vita now at asset management firm DWS, tells David Walker how Italian reinsurers are reacting to the latest spike in volatility and getting ready for the next one.