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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 & insights

pensions advisory

News: 27 MAY 2021

Advising LCP and Charterhouse on the acquisition of Aon’s Retirement and Investment Business in Germany

Lane Clark & Peacock LLP (“LCP” or “the company”), the professional advisory firm specialising in pensions, investment consulting and insurance, has acquired Aon’s retirement and investment business…

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Looking up at tall trees

News: 21 APRIL 2021

Allen & Overy advises on AXA’s first EUR1 billion subordinated green bonds

Allen & Overy advised a bank consortium on AXA’s issue of subordinated green bonds for a total amount of EUR1 billion. The consortium consists of BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment…

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Person looking over city from high rise building

Publications: 28 JANUARY 2021

A comparative overview of the Hong Kong and Singapore regulatory frameworks for the supervision of insurance groups

The Hong Kong government recently announced that the insurance group-wide supervision framework (GWS framework) will commence on 29 March 2021. The GWS framework will be implemented via the Insurance…

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Publications: 23 JANUARY 2020

Equity capital markets: navigating the challenges of 2020

2019 was a challenging year for equity capital markets. Proceeds from IPOs fell by over 25% in the UK, and by more than 30% across Europe. A number of political and economic factors, which contributed…

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