Don't call in cheap debt, regulator warns insurers

Widening credit spreads means insurers' new issuance is more expensive


Italian motor insurance caught out by inflation

Motor insurers may suffer underwriting losses as claim costs rise and premiums stagnate


Plenty of runway left for life consolidation in Europe

The business of consolidating life insurance portfolios is looking healthy, according to participants, as inflation provides a catalyst and supervisors become more familiar with transactions. Joshua Geer reports


European life M&A transaction value reaches $639bn

Fitch Ratings observes geographic shift in leading deal locations


RVS Monte Carlo 2022: reinsurers gather amid turbulent backdrop

After a two-year absence, the annual Rendez-Vous de Septembre (RVS) returns to the glitzy surroundings of Monte Carlo during an eventful period for the reinsurance sector. Paul Walsh previews some key talking points


Reinsurers to perform better than direct writers

Inflationary pressures to hit direct writers the hardest, say rating agencies


Soaring inflation and rates would hit Italian and French non-life sectors hardest

Fitch Ratings says only some life insurers will benefit in this scenario


LDTI: beneath the headlines

The biggest US insurance accounting change in decades is causing some startling impacts on financial metrics, but the likely effects of LDTI are not troubling many. Sarfraz Thind reports


Chinese Huiminbao underwriters enjoy privileged access to public health data, says Fitch

Health insurers are taking various paths to amass risk-relevant data