Low interest rates spell earnings problems for EU life sector

But situation not as dire as Japan in the 1990s says Bernstein


Axa's de Mailly Nesle: CROs need to be controversial and constructive

Chief risk officers should be the ones raising challenges in any decision-making process, says Axa's group CRO Alban de Mailly Nesle. But they also need to avoid being too negative, he tells Lorna Davies.


Allianz plans more equity and infrastructure investments

Another €5bn to be committed to equities


UK storms and floods to cost £1.1bn

Insurers paying out equivalent of £6.7m a day for flooding


Impact Forecasting launches new EU windstorm model

Developed in partnership with the University of Cologne


Diversification and caution characterise insurers' 2014 asset strategies

Another year of weak yields from bonds is prompting some insurers to continue diversifying their investment portfolios. But with predictions of weaker equity markets and continuing low interest rates, others are battening down the hatches. Jamie Bullen and Christopher Cundy report


Insured losses from EU floods may treble by 2050

Total economic losses are also set to double to €23.5bn


Expect more frequent weather extremes, says Allianz director

Omen: Q4 2013 generated the most UK claims in a decade


Aviva and Allianz CEOs criticise "regulatory tsunami"

Mark Wilson and Michael Diekmann warn of plethora of capital standards


Allianz to engage clients on sustainability risks

Becomes latest signatory to Principles for Sustainable Insurance