German companies will be hit by Solvency II and Basel III

Munich report highlights risks to financing


Conning and Cathay Financial set up joint venture in Hong Kong

Will provide institutional asset mangement services in Asia-Pac region


Low risk to European insurers from Greek debt

Insurers' exposure has been reduced over the past year, says Fitch


Fitch warns on interest rate risk

Current accounting and regulatory frameworks could impede transparency and the understanding of interest rate risks


Endurance raises $230m

Follows last month's earthquake loss estimate


Climate change will cost investors trillions of dollars

Research assesses impact of climate change on institutional investors.


Capital-driven investing could prove fruitful for the annuity business

Annuity writers need to develop investment portfolios beyond the usual fare of corporate bonds if business strategies are to be kept to on track. However, picking and implementing new asset classes is no easy feat and requires a robust and systematic investment process. Yasheen Rajan suggests a possible approach called capital-driven investing


Japan Post and Axa top rankings of world's largest insurers

Latest annual rankings by A M Best are based on assets and on net premiums written


"Insurers should invest more in emerging markets and real estate"

Swiss Re study says investment decisions should not be restricted