Inside Global Insurance Investment

Inside Global Insurance Investment

Our dedicated Insurance Solutions team highlight and discuss topical investment issues for insurers.

How insurers are navigating persistent market volatility and Solvency II

Solvency II has triggered a paradigm shift in asset allocations among Europe’s insurance firms.

May 2017

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Insurance Capital Standards – Risks to going global

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) is developing a risk-based global Insurance Capital Standard (ICS)

March 2017

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PRA Consultation Paper – Illiquid Unrated Assets in MA portfolios

Experience since the introduction of Solvency II has demonstrated the substantial regulatory interactions required to efficiently access private credit assets.

March 2017

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Buy-out aware investment strategies for Defined Benefit (DB) pension funds

The ultimate aim of many UK DB pension schemes is to have sufficient assets to fund the buy-out of their liabilities by an insurance company.

March 2017

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Asian Actuarial Conference

Standard Life Investments’ Insurance Solutions team was honoured to present at the 20th Asian Actuarial Conference in early November 2016.

March 2017

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Towards a global capital standard

The insurance industry took another important step towards establishing a worldwide capital standard.

October 2016

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Regulatory developments in Singapore

The Singaporean monetary authorities launched a consultation paper on the development of a new risk-based capital framework for insurers in Singapore.

October 2016

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Internal credit ratings for Solvency II receive independent assurance

Standard Life Investments attained independent confirmation that its internal credit rating processes for a range of asset classes meet the standards demanded by Solvency II.

October 2016

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Insurance investment thought leadership award

Standard Life Investments won ‘Best Thought Leadership’ award for its recent European Insurance survey.

October 2016

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Asia Joint Regional Seminar

Speaking at the Asia Joint Regional Seminar, Bruce Porteous discussed the transition from guaranteed savings to a capital-light investment-linked products business model.

October 2016

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Recent thought leadership activity

Our team has had another busy quarter of thought leadership, presenting at conferences and seminars around the globe. Download a presentation on the specific choices and challenges that arise in Matching Adjustment asset strategy here.

July 2016

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The UK’s decision to leave the EU – what might it mean for Solvency II?

Whatever happens following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, Solvency II equivalence will likely be desirable for the UK.

July 2016

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EIOPA UFR consultation and the 2016 insurance stress tests

The setting of the UFR has particular relevance for European life businesses with significant long-term guaranteed liabilities.

July 2016

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Business and regulatory developments in Asia-Pacific insurance

Recent corporate newsflow shows that European Solvency II regulations are having a major impact on insurers operating in Asia.

July 2016

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Bermuda (re)insurers field-test new economic solvency approach

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) is continuing in its drive for Solvency II equivalence.

July 2016

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Solvency II goes live

Solvency II presents major business challenges for insurers, made all the more difficult by unprecedented low interest rates.

April 2016

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Unfunded gilt exposure and Matching Adjustment asset strategy

It can pay to shop around when seeking unfunded gilt exposure.

April 2016

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Asset data reporting for Solvency II

Q1 2016 marks the start of Solvency II-compliant reporting.

April 2016

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European insurance investment survey

The combination of low rates and Solvency II is prompting major shifts in asset allocation.

April 2016

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Matching Adjustment Investment Strategy

This white paper explores a complex area and has particular relevance for DB pensions and insurers writing annuity business.

April 2016

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Insurance Asset Management, Europe 2016

We are lead sponsor of the fourth annual Clear Path Analysis report titled Insurance Asset Management, Europe 2016.

April 2016

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