Aegon issues first Solvency II-compliant debt

$800m of tier 2 notes listed in New York


Profitability proves the Achilles heel for Dutch insurers

Fitch review analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the Dutch insurance industry.


Moody's confirms end of deleveraging trend

Volatile solvency ratios could trigger more subordinated debt issuance


Aegon sells life block to Scor, closes XXX captive

Follows major deal between the two parties in 2011


Blockchain confronts the valley of death

Blockchain technology has proven applications in the insurance sector, but can it fulfil its promise to revolutionise the business? Paul Walsh investigates the questions around standards, costs and risks for this emerging technology


CROs discuss - do we even need a risk team?

Ensuring an appropriate risk culture is an important but sometimes hazy activity for a risk team. At InsuranceERM's recent conference, a group of CROs discussed some of the issues and challenges they face in achieving a good risk culture


Model changes bring Aegon close to "opportunity zone"

Dutch insurer adds 10pp to its solvency capital ratio, bringing it close to the upper limit of its target capitalisation


Aegon makes sweeping changes to supercharge solvency ratio

Injects €1bn into Dutch subsidiary and negotiates with regulator over LAC DT and US conversion factor


Sale of Goldman Sachs's stake in Rothesay Life confirmed

Singapore sovereign fund and Blackstone to take lion's share in bulk annuity provider


Aegon offloads advisory unit to improve solvency capital

Sale expected to boost €225m capital and 6pp solvency ratio for Dutch business