• Plenty of runway left for life consolidation in Europe

    04 October 2022

    The business of consolidating life insurance portfolios is looking healthy, according to participants, as inflation provides a catalyst and supervisors become more familiar with transactions. Joshua Geer reports

  • UK life insurer capital remains strong, but quality weakens

    22 July 2021

    Fitch notes percentage of "soft" capital components has risen

  • Eiopa confirms cut to UFR in 2022

    22 April 2021

    No more than single-digit impact on insurer solvency ratios expected

  • German life book consolidation: cultural shift needed

    18 October 2018

    Following the sale of Generali Leben to Viridium, the largest-ever transfer of a German life book, participants are hopeful it will convince doubtful minds and open the door to more deals. Christopher Cundy reports

  • Deferred tax continues to complicate SII ratios

    09 March 2017

    Changing requirements from regulators over the loss absorbing-capacity of deferred tax means insurers' Solvency II capital will remain at the mercy of this complex, opaque and inconsistent factor