BlackRock targets insurers for infrastructure debt investment

Poaches Blackstone/GSO team to establish new unit


Smaller reinsurers rethink assets

Some companies keeping asset duration to a minimum, says Fitch


Searching for a solution on the matching adjustment

The most public area of disagreement among those involved in Solvency II is how to ensure the new framework will recognise the nature of liabilities for long-term insurance business. The key is the matching adjustment, but this needs a wider application than is presently being proposed, argue Naren Persad and Frank Schepers


Fulcher joins Nomura to lead ALM structuring

Joins from RBS where he headed ALM advisory


ECB may ask for reporting data before Solvency II

Could result in clash of priorities if directive is delayed


Why wind and solar investments are a good fit for life insurers

The stable, long-term returns offered by renewable energy generating assets have proved attractive to the specialised investment arm of Allianz among others, especially life insurers with relatively predictable liabilities, as Elza Holmstedt Pell explains


BlackRock hires Patrick Liedtke

Key role given to outgoing Geneva Association head


Matching adjustment proposals are "unnecessarily restrictive"

They should reflect the nature of the insurance business better, says Towers Watson


Traditional insurance should be removed from IAIS G-SIFI, says Geneva Association

GA identifies two risky areas: derivatives trading and mismanagement of short-term funding


Insurers face "bleak" investment outlook, says Goldman Sachs

26% of companies expect to increase investment risk