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Phoenix chief Andy Briggs confident of M&A outlook following "cups of tea" with executives

Growth in bulk annuities also a driver of growth for UK life insurer

Royal London sales up 12% in 2022, completes with-profits consolidation

UK mutual exits over-50s life insurance market as reinsurance costs increase

Ariel Re to offset carbon in novel cat bond transaction

Reinsurer uses methodology developed by PCS

ZZR release should increase bonuses for German life policyholders

BaFin comments on prospects for interest rate reserve following reversal of rates trend

Potential capital benefits driving $8.1bn non-life run-off market, PwC says

ESG may contribute to deal volume in 2023, firm predicts

Fitch questions if co-insurance demand will hold up in South Korea

Arrangements transferred interest rate risks amid ultra-low environment

Expect more balance sheet volatility as interest rates rise

Swiss Re says less central bank intervention in markets could mean return to "old regime"

Italian regulator intervenes in capital crisis at Eurovita - UPDATED

Temporary administrator appointed as capital recovery plan rejected

Abacus Life looks to expand life risk transfers for re/insurers

Leader in US life settlements broadens remit in bid for growth

Insurers "cannot work in silos" on net zero strategy, says Aviva's Ben Carr

The insurer's analytics and capital modelling director explained three key steps for achieving net zero

UK firms survive 2022 stress tests on average, but some dip below 100% solvency

Some 54 life and non-life entities tested their solvency under extreme scenarios

Solvency II ratios unlikely to be boosted by equity markets rise

Symmetric adjustment will come into play, says Jefferies

Direct Line shares fall 25% as inflation and weather claims bite

UK home and motor insurer cancels dividend for 2022


Insurers caught up in the Swiss roil

The fall of Credit Suisse, hot on the heels of SVB and Signature Bank, has sent insurers scrambling to assess the risks to their portfolios. While the hit seems manageable, Sarfraz Thind asks if there could be worse to come

Regulators consider capital for climate risk

Insurance regulators are keen to ensure their prudential frameworks properly incorporate climate risk. But whether this should be reflected in capital requirements is proving a difficult question to answer, as Christopher Cundy reports

Gilts crash: a boon out of a crisis for insurers

Another day, another UK financial market crash. But while it has gone wrong for British politics and pension funds, the current crisis may actually benefit insurers in the long run. Ronan McCaughey and Sarfraz Thind report

Plenty of runway left for life consolidation in Europe

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

PRT market set for a blazing H2

The UK's pension risk transfer market (PRT) is on course for a very busy second half of the year, after relatively modest activity in H1. Solvency II reforms are also likely to impact the sector, as Ronan McCaughey explains

Japan steps forward with ICS-based capital framework

Japan is midway through development of a new capital framework that takes its lead from the Insurance Capital Standard. This should make it a beacon for international prudential rules, as the FSA's Shigeru Ariizumi explains to Sarfraz Thind