• Phoenix poised for the closed-life book hunt

    23 October 2015

    Insurer does not disclose expected Solvency II ratio

  • Swiss Re paying £1.6bn to acquire Guardian Financial Services

    23 September 2015

    Admin Re unit beats Phoenix to deal

  • Phoenix confirms talks to buy Guardian Financial Services

    17 September 2015

    Discussions on 'non-exclusive' basis

  • Phoenix restructures ahead of Solvency II

    20 August 2015

    Expects higher capital surplus than under ICAS

  • Phoenix given investment-grade ratings

    06 August 2015

    Inaugural rating for UK life insurer

  • Internal model submissions begin, despite ambiguities

    22 May 2015

    Despite unclear rules and conflicting approaches from national supervisors, insurers have started submitting their Solvency II internal models for approval. Christopher Cundy and Hugo Coelho assess the state of play

  • Aviva/Friends Life deal highlights £340bn opportunity for closed-book consolidators

    27 November 2014

    Phoenix Group executives had expected hiatus in transactions

  • Regulators warned against "reckless prudence"

    23 October 2014

    Capital requirements beyond reason says Davies

  • Phoenix counts cost of government initiatives

    22 August 2014

    Annuities and pensions reforms cut value by £57m

  • Life fund consolidators agree £1.7bn deal

    04 August 2014

    Guardian acquires annuities liabilities from Phoenix