Chesnara raises cash to fund €160m L&G Nederland acquisition

Receives £70m from investors and arranges £47m debt facility


How Solvency II will affect insurers' bond and equity investments

Solvency II is driving changes in the way insurers manage their assets, with equities looking likely suffer. But how big an impact on asset allocation overall will there be? Sarfraz Thind looks at the implications for bonds and equities. A subsequent article will cover other investment classes


Standard Life appoints UK finance director

Mark Hesketh joins from Royal Bank of Scotland