Japan's life majors boost capital bases of foreign units

Nippon Life and Sumitomo Life make moves in Australia and Vietnam


Revised mortality table hits life profits in Japan

Moody’s attributes 9% profit fall among majors to 2018 revision


Resolution Life founder predicts 10 or fewer life firms for Australia

Clive Cowdery foresees three dominating


Japan's Nippon Life on M&A path in US and Asia

Fitch highlights “saturated” domestic market as spur for foreign expansion


Dominance of Australian bancassurers' life units shown in industry data

Net profit of ANZ's OnePath Life nearly tops the list


Zurich pays $2.2bn for Australian life insurer

Purchase of OnePath Life from ANZ marks latest exit by local bank from life business


Moody's reinstates Japanese life sector outlook to stable

Agency cites strategic resilience to ultra-low rates for upgrade


Japanese insurers pile into debt market to meet upcoming capital requirements

Taking advantage of low rates to access cheap funding


Japanese monetary policy a concern for life insurers

Lowering of long-term interest rates targeted by Bank of Japan


Contingent capital deals held back by regulatory uncertainty

Contingent capital transactions can bring insurers cost, diversification and hedging benefits. But, in order for the market to grow, more regulatory clarity is needed, say participants. Sarfraz Thind reports