Life back-book consolidators shrug off threat from rising rates

Rising interest rates are unlikely to stop life insurers from selling their legacy liabilities to consolidators, as many other incentives for doing deals remain. David Walker reports


Australia risking "pariah status" among investors by insuring coal

Adani requested federal backstop for mutual pool


European insurers missing opportunity to diversify investments

Just 2-3% of portfolios invested in alternative asset classes


Solvency II drags on equity markets, squeezes bond yields

$500bn reallocation of capital by insurers will drive asset prices, says Axa