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  • IVASS admits Eurovita rescue talks were "long, and not easy"

    25 July 2023

    Rescuers "acted in awareness of their own interest", IVASS president says

  • Chart of the Week - Eurovita's general account over time, % (2017-2021)

    07 July 2023

    SFCRs show the Italian lifer being rescued by five peers, and banks, shunned risk - including heavy BTP weightings - in its GA

  • Comment - Italians' famed civility might be sorely tested, by Eurovita's gating

    06 July 2023

    IVASS has locked policyholders in until November

  • Comment - Eurovita has had a 'patient capital' shareholder. Shame about its policyholders

    03 July 2023

    Five insurers, and banks, are organising a rescue deal for their stricken Italian peer and the policyholders that remain

  • Eurovita revealed as prolific outsourcer with over 150 managers onboard

    19 June 2023

    IVASS suspended redemptions of Italian's policies in Q1

  • Italian CIOs welcome BTP yields rising - but maybe not their "exploding" - in 2022

    24 May 2023

    While European CIOs welcomed debt yields heating up again in 2022, for Italians BTPs underwent a truly combustible expansion, David Walker finds

  • Poste Vita trimmed BTPs to 48.3% of portfolio in 2022

    22 May 2023

    Italian giant also bought reinsurance for 'mass lapse' underwriting risk

  • Chart of the week - how Italian lifers use GAs for lapse risk

    19 May 2023

    Italian SFCRs explain their liquidity planning, and its various methods, to meet a startling leap in lapse risk

  • Comment - Time for Europe's lifers to 'talk tough' with their governments?

    04 May 2023

    Knowlingly or not, some of Europe's governments now have sovereigns able to compete with life policy promises

  • Comment - Rome turns into life insurers' competitor, as BTP yields jump

    03 May 2023

    Moody's posited sovereign debt as one rival investment to local lifers' policy promises