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A fragile recovery?

Genworth's announcement of a $600m charge related to its long-term care book has once again drawn attention to the sustainability of this market. Yet a closer look reveals a revised product which offers enticing possibilities for insurers, as Marcus Alcock discovers

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Change in mortgage valuation hurts Aegon

Dutch unit solvency ratio falls 20 percentage points in third quarter

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US insurers should not fear interest rate spike

CreditSights gauges sector exposure as QE ends

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Capital boost of European insurers is "misleading"

Reliance on unrealised gains exposes firms to interest rate rise

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Optimising the capital structure

By analysing the economic capital structure of European insurers, it is possible to gain a sense of their weaknesses and how they are likely to optimise their capital structure prospectively under Solvency II, according to Philippe Picagne and Raymond Tam

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Weak capital structures could prompt tier 1 bond issuances

Insurers have not optimised balance sheets says CreditSights