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COVID-19 Pandemic to Intensify Risks for Insurers: EU Regulator

Insurers in the European Union are confronted with risks on several fronts that are intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic, and could face lengthy legal battles from claims relating to lockdowns, the bloc’s insurance watchdog said on Thursday. Insurers and reinsurers …

EU Weighs Stress Tests to Improve Financial Firms’ Buffers Against Climate Risks

The European Commission is considering stress tests and measures to force financial firms to raise their buffers against climate-change risks, the EU financial services chief said on Wednesday. The move would represent a major change in the bloc’s climate policy …

UK Regulator Asks Insurers to Weigh Possible Business Impact of Climate Change

The Bank of England for the first time is asking British insurers to gauge how global warming might impact the value of the stocks and bonds they hold — and its potential to upend financial markets. The central bank, which …

EU Regulator Says Insurers Pass Stress Tests

Europe’s biggest insurers successfully withstood the latest tests of their ability to cope with severe market shocks, the European Union’s insurance watchdog said on Friday. The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published results of this year’s stress test …