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UPDATE 2-Banca Generali says no new healthcare bond writedowns

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(Adds statement from CFE)

Sept 16 (Reuters) - Italian asset manager Banca Generali said there had been no new writedowns on bonds linked to the healthcare system, after a report in the Financial Times on Thursday highlighted recent provisions.

The Financial Times reported that Banca Generali had written down the value of almost 500 million euros of such bonds.

A spokesperson for Banca Generali referred to a July 27 statement by the company which had flagged 80 million euros in provisions on investments on healthcare receivables.

Banca Generali said at the time the provisions would cover the hit from a repurchase offer it planned to launch on 478 million euros in healthcare-related notes aimed at guaranteeing its clients recouped the amount originally invested.

The spokesperson said on Thursday the repurchase offer had been carried out and the writedowns were unchanged from the figure communicated in July.

Banca Generali told the Financial Times that it would no longer market bonds backed by invoices owed by Italian public health authorities, and that it would no longer distribute healthcare-related debt sold by CFE, a boutique investment bank that arranged the deals.

"Banca Generali has stopped the distribution of healthcare securities arranged by CFE, and decided to leave this business," the report https://on.ft.com/39dE7Hs said, quoting the bank.

Separately Luxembourg-based CFE said in a statement that it had also invested in the securitisation deals it had arranged and was not writing down the value of those investments.

($1 = 0.8485 euros) (Reporting by Akriti Sharma in Bengaluru and Valentina Za in Milan; editing by Christian Schmollinger and Elaine Hardcastle)