1579

Allianz issues CoCos to Nippon Life

Aim is to establish long-term relationship

1437

Allianz reports Q1 profit despite heavy cat losses

Scor. XL Group and Alterra Capital post losses

1409

Allianz issues new Blue Fin cat bonds

Fourth takedown raises $40m

1349

Age-related state spending set to soar

Ageing will affect industrialised and emerging countries

1337

Cat costs have risen eightfold since 1970

Blame economic growth, especially in Asia, says Allianz

1315

Japan quake likely to be biggest ever for insured losses

Tohoku will cost re/insurers more than any other earthquake in history

1207

Japan Post and Axa top rankings of world's largest insurers

Latest annual rankings by A M Best are based on assets and on net premiums written

1130

Allianz addresses shortage of actuaries

Launches skilled personnel development programme