Aegon leads, Aviva lags in reducing leverage

Insurers to continue using excess cash to pay off debt, says Moody's


Nine global systemically important insurers named

The Financial Stability Board's designation of systemically risky insurers has brought howls of protest from the industry, but the impact on the nine firms is not easy to gauge. Christopher Cundy reports


European flood losses surpass $1.6bn

Partner Re is latest to report impact


Swiss Re expects $300m in claims from European floods

Puts total cost to insurance industry at $3.5bn-4.5bn


Protests against FTT build up steam

Europe's Financial Transaction Tax has now been adopted by 11 states. Many insurers argue that the tax will make running their businesses more difficult and costly -- to the detriment of their customers. With less than six months left until the official implementation date, Sarfraz Thind looks at whether the industry has time to make its voice heard


Infrastructure investment in vogue following Axa's €10bn plan

Concerns about treatment under Solvency II partially recede, says Fitch


Allianz issues preliminary flood loss estimate

Gross impact on the group over €0.5bn


Insured losses from German flood to reach €2.5bn-3bn

But impact on insurers' credit profiles "should be minimal", says Fitch


Allianz's renewable energy investment tops €1.5bn following Google deal

Deal matches long-term liabilities of insurance companies


Allianz cat bond covers North American storms and quakes

Blue Danube II issue raised from $150m $175m