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Insurance Capital Markets and Derivatives

We are a leading Insurance Capital Markets Group

There is a current focus on concerns around liquidity and systemic risk arising from connections between insurers and banks and also insurer’s preparations for Solvency II.  It is essential for lawyers to combine an understanding of regulatory policy objectives, with the ability to provide rapid and effective execution. We have taken a leading role in developing transaction structures with insurers and banks and negotiating appropriate regulatory treatment with regulators.

Our Insurance Capital Markets Group  advise on all aspects of insurance-related financings, regulatory capital trades, longevity risk transactions, transformer and reverse transformer structures, catastrophe bonds and CDO/securitisation structures.

This team of leading insurance and derivatives and structured finance specialists regularly advises on complex transactions in conjunction with tax, banking regulatory, IP and pensions lawyers across our global network. We are adept at providing solutions to complex issues through our understanding of the cultural differences between insurers and investment banks; the way they view and manage risk, the commercial issues they face and the regulatory environments in which they operate.

We advise on structuring and negotiating a range of tailored insurance products and solutions which are sensitive to credit, operational and reputational risks. Many of our clients’ transactions involve complex and multi-jurisdictional security and other collateral arrangements.

News and insights

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News: 15 December 2022

A&O advises on multi-billion longevity transaction for Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund

Allen & Overy LLP has advised the Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund (UKRF) on its GBP7bn longevity transaction, with reinsurance provided by an insurance subsidiary of Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI)…

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News: 12 December 2022

Allen & Overy Paris on the issue of EUR500 million subordinated sustainable notes by Abeille Vie

Allen & Overy Paris advised the banking syndicate, led by HSBC and Natixis and including Barclays, Crédit Agricole CIB and J.P. Morgan, in relation to the issue of EUR500 million subordinated…

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Publications: 18 October 2022

Horizon scanning – regulatory developments in Australia

With so many developments on the horizon, the regulatory landscape in Australia can be difficult to navigate.

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Publications: 26 September 2022

(Re)insurers prepare for tighter boardroom governance rules

With new rules on the governance of insurance company boards coming into force from the end of this month, Paul Péporté and Helena Finn outline the main changes.

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