S&P: French lifers' earnings could be almost wiped out by 2020

Firms under pressure to stay within risk tolerance limits as low rates bite


Mexican insurers in the regulatory limelight

As one of the international forerunners in adopting a risk-sensitive solvency regime, says Hugo Coelho, commentators are asking what effect new regulation will have on smaller players in the Mexican insurance market


AM Best maintains negative reinsurance outlook

Highlights pressure on investment yield


Generali's rating lowered on back of sovereign downgrade

S&P cuts by one notch the ratings of Allianz, Unipol and Societa Catolica


Regulatory focus will swing towards conduct risk says S&P

Product design could radically alter within Europe


S&P removes Helvetia from credit watch

Highlights group capital adequacy


Targeting reinsurance systemic risk

All eyes are on the FSB's forthcoming update of G-SIIs, which is expected to include reinsurers for the first time. Marcus Alcock looks at who might be on the list and what the implications are for the market


Large insurer capital base set to strengthen

S&P suggests driver uncertainty over global capital standard


Lloyd's makes a comeback to capital markets

10-year subordinated bond issued ahead of two redemptions


S&P changes Axa outlook to positive

Highlights strong capital adequacy