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


More European life backbook deals likely from Axa, deputy CEO confirms

Axa XL Re H1 premiums and revenues fall as group cuts natcat risk


Athora seeks further Italian deals after Amissima Vita purchase

Athora's regional CEO reveals plans to deploy "substantial capital" there


Rising interest rates won't stymie life back book deals

Experts share the latest trends in this area with InsuranceERM


Axa reworked entire German life portfolio ahead of Athora sale

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


Axa inks €660m deal with Athora for €16bn German life book sale

Deferred annuities and endowments had average guarantee of 3.2%


Thinking outside the box on emerging risks

Risk professionals may need to deploy more imagination if they are to address the perils that are currently going undetected. Paul Walsh reports


ALM and capital management under Hong Kong's RBC

Richard Chan, Hong Kong chief investment officer and Asia head of ALM at Axa, discusses Hong Kong's forthcoming risk-based capital regime and how insurers will respond