• Generali's captive reinsurer nails 7.3% net yield in 2021

    24 August 2022

    Returns included from PE, securitisations, funds

  • Life stakeholders find reasons to sing and dance about back book deals

    11 August 2022

    Those evaluating and otherwise benefitting from back book sales - including asset managers - tell David Walker they like what they see

  • Comment - yields are back, but every silver lining has its clouds

    10 August 2022

    Inflation, and threat of surrenders, could wipe smiles from lifers' faces yet

  • Pain relief - Sellers of life back books find their remedy

    04 August 2022

    Life CIOs once yearned for back book sales to reduce their yield-pain. But might higher interest rates do the same job, David Walker asks

  • Russian investment impairments hit Generali's H1 result

    02 August 2022

    Fixed income and Ingosstrakh stake culprits

  • Generali and Unipol assessed for BTP exposure as Italy demoted

    01 August 2022

    S&P Global Ratings has Italy's outlook to stable

  • Comment - On your marks, s-e-e-t, go (sell more life backbooks)!

    19 July 2022

    Jefferies analyst Philip Kett fires starting gun in possible race to sell life backbooks

  • Analysts welcome Axa's €661m German backbook deal

    18 July 2022

    Axa Deutschland's SFCR reveals "complete overhaul" of life product range

  • Axa IM wins outsourcing mandate from parent's €610m German life book deal

    15 July 2022

    Deferred annuities and endowments had average guarantee of 3.2%

  • Chart of the week - Axa's German life sale in Grand Investment Pivot

    15 July 2022

    CEO, climate champion, oil-tanker captain, is there no job Thomas Buberl cannot do?