Archive

  • Axa CEO awaits "robust debate" as Solvency II gets down to details

    17 November 2013

    Work on level 2 text will be important, says Henri de Castries

  • Axa buys €259m stake in Colpatria

    11 November 2013

    French insurance group to enter Colombian insurance market

  • German life insurers face losses if interest rates remain low

    24 October 2013

    Mismatched assets and liabilities and high guarantees leave sector vulnerable, says Moody's

  • Axa places €350m cat bond

    16 October 2013

    The windstorm catastrophe bond is the largest euro-denominated issuance to date

  • Aegon leads, Aviva lags in reducing leverage

    19 September 2013

    Insurers to continue using excess cash to pay off debt, says Moody's

  • Nine global systemically important insurers named

    19 July 2013

    The Financial Stability Board's designation of systemically risky insurers has brought howls of protest from the industry, but the impact on the nine firms is not easy to gauge. Christopher Cundy reports

  • New capital muscles into the reinsurance business

    12 July 2013

    Hedge funds, pension funds and wealth managers are among the newer investors reshaping the way that reinsurance operates and prices risk. These non-traditional investors like the returns available and the lack of correlation with other capital markets. But do they fully appreciate the risks? Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Infrastructure investment in vogue following Axa's €10bn plan

    19 June 2013

    Concerns about treatment under Solvency II partially recede, says Fitch

  • European insurers missing opportunity to diversify investments

    05 June 2013

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

  • Eiopa calls for stakeholder group members

    14 May 2013

    Applicants for re/insurance and pensions groups wanted by 23 June