News & Commentary

March Seminar Poll Results – Voting for Volatility

Volatility remains the top concern of insurance CIOs, according to a poll taken at the recent Insurance Investment Exchange seminar on 7th March entitled ‘Quo Vadis: understanding and managing the macroeconomic environment for insurers’.

Global Insurance Trends 21.03.2017

This week, information technology was in the spotlight. A Fitch report highlighted that harnessing "big data" is proving essential for insurers seeking to maintain and increase market share and profitability.

Axa Wealth and Abbey Life acquisitions drive Phoenix growth

Phoenix Group is eyeing further acquisitions after Abbey Life and Axa Wealth added £22bn ($27.3bn, €25.4bn) in assets under management and more than 1.6 million policies to the life company consolidator’s books in 2016.

Generali delivers solid results as life business improves

Italian insurer Generali Group described its 2016 results as “excellent”, benefitting from “very strong net inflows” in its Life segment, an earlier cost cutting exercise, and a change in the product mix of its domestic business.

Climate change is about protecting assets as well as assessing liabilities 

We may have a climate change sceptic in the White House who threatens to pull the United States out of the hard-won accord signed in Paris in December 2015

Global Insurance Trends 14.03.2017

This week, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) launched a major consultation package covering proposed revisions to a number of IAIS Insurance Core Principles and ComFrame-related material, in addition to an Application Paper on Group Corporate Governance.


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