La Parisienne plans UK operation to counter Brexit

Markel International completes transferring business to Germany, for same reason


French insurer targets improved consistency by mutualising its business

Groupama SA will become Groupama Assurance Mutuelles


Reinsurance shields Groupama from nat cat hits

Impact from Irma and Maria drops from €330m to €38m after protection


Reinsurance buying spree continues

Soft market encourages European insurers, says AM Best


Lloyd's reinsurance administrator embraces blockchain

XLRAS provider will use distributed ledgers in reinsurance recovery calculations


Prepare for a wave of liability management transactions

Solvency II is the driver, says Twelve Capital


Capital boost of European insurers is "misleading"

Reliance on unrealised gains exposes firms to interest rate rise


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


Weak capital structures could prompt tier 1 bond issuances

Insurers have not optimised balance sheets says CreditSights


Insurers' defences against Greek Euro exit vary widely

Italian and Spanish the most at risk, German and UK the least, says Fitch