Life back-book consolidators shrug off threat from rising rates

Rising interest rates are unlikely to stop life insurers from selling their legacy liabilities to consolidators, as many other incentives for doing deals remain. David Walker reports


Allianz non-life claims inflation running at about 6%, says CFO

Guilio Terzariol warns of "double digit" rate hikes in some countries in H2


Axa reworked entire German life portfolio ahead of Athora sale

Axa Deutschland's SFCR said partial guarantees now "the new market standard"


R.I.P. traditional life insurance

Low interest rates killed off European life insurance products that offered policyholders guaranteed annual returns. Even now as rates rise, David Walker finds practitioners are ready to bury the concept


Allianz's average life guarantee falls one-third since 2011

Moody's says Structured Alpha hedge funds costs are "digested," and raises group's outlook


Combat inflation with the tools at your disposal, insurers told

The Geneva Association Economic Forum examined inflation's impact on insurers


Australia's Suncorp considering sale of bank unit

Divestment would be latest in long line of such divisions