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IFRS 17 and a revised S&P model are among challenges the insurance sector will have to tackle this year, even if they have weathered the Covid-19 pandemic well. ESG is meanwhile rising up the agenda, and the interest ...

Insurance outlook 2022: industry ‘well placed’ to face regulatory, rating challenges

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Main Street and Wall Street may have reconnected at a bullish juncture lately, but amid supply chain struggles, a spike in inflation has fuelled rates volatility and the latest from Fed chair Powell is that tapering may be ...

2022: Positives eyed despite inflation, Covid risks

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On 24 June, the European Banking Authority published an updated AT1 monitoring report highlighting its considerations regarding the use of ESG bonds for own funds and eligible liabilities. At a CACIB event, Delphine ...

Bank ESG Capital: The EBA perspective

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Vaccines look set to offer the world a way out of the pandemic, but the damage wrought by Covid-19 should ensure monetary and fiscal support persist. How will banks and AT1 fare in light of this and the regulatory response ...

2021: A new hope

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Crédit Agricole CIB hosted a web conference themed “Banking turbulences in a Covid world: the regulatory angle”, with delegates hearing from European Central Bank (ECB) supervisory board member Edouard Fernandez-Bollo, ...

Banking turbulences in a Covid world: ECB, SRB & EBA on supervisory priorities

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Insurers have weathered the initial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, but second round effects could put pressure on solvency ratios. Neil Day surveys the industry’s health, with insights from Crédit Agricole CIB’s ...

Insurers pass initial test of resilience, but unknowns could impact solvency ratios

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Financial markets’ capitulation in the face of the coronavirus has proven a reality check for the Additional Tier 1 market, with prices collapsing after a booming start to the year. Here, issuers, investors and Crédit ...

AT1: Reality check

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2019 was going to be all about quantitative tightening, right? Wrong! QE is back on the agenda in a big way, with Christine Lagarde’s forthcoming arrival as new ECB president helping reboot the bond market rally. With ...

QE is dead! Long live QE!

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The window for Santander to decide whether to call an AT1 in March had been a date for the diary since the turn of the year, and the Spanish bank duly made history with the first non-call. But the market’s reaction ...

AT1: To call, or not to call?

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