• Round the World with SFCRs - Italy's lapse risk shows no sign of surrendering

    03 June 2024

    A lot of Italians holding life policies made for the exit, early, in 2022, and the pressure on lifers seemed not to ease much in 2023

  • Comment - Lapse risk, SFCRs and getting more transparency into Italian insurers

    22 April 2024

    Nine data cells reveal the stress that sent one prominent lifer to the wall

  • Rescuers of Eurovita divulge details of IVASS' bail-out plan in SFCRs

    22 April 2024

    Lifer faced redemption and solvency pressure before rivals took on assets, and policies

  • Italy's lifers tap general accounts, and parental purses, as lapse risk endures in 2023

    17 April 2024

    SFCRs describe levels, and ways to combat, lapse risk

  • Chart of the Week: Why Rome should relax its 5% cap on loans and mortgage exposures for insurers

    15 March 2024

    Researcher Agostino Tripodi finds some sub-optimal GA allocation going on, in shadow of local-law limits on L&M holdings

  • Chart of the Week - How IMAs could spell out the future of PE ownership of insurers

    23 February 2024

    Fee rates, and other T&Cs in the IMAs of PE houses and the consolidators they own, may attract (unwanted) regulatory attention

  • Chart of the Week - As a €21bn deal is scuppered by BaFin, have PE owners run out of road for life book sales?

    02 February 2024

    German regulator's refusal to Zurich and Viridium seems bad news for insurers owned by PE

  • Fitch expects UK lifers will share more cash income with policyholders after FCA warning

    18 January 2024

    UK FCA has treating customers fairly in its sights

  • Comment - BTPs remain the 'dagger to the heart' of Italian CIOs

    05 January 2024

    Life CIOs have scythed local debt exposures, but Ivass data shows the wild ride they still underwent in 2021/2022

  • Ivass reveals Italian lifers' sharp swings from fixed income gain to loss - and not just from their BTPs

    03 January 2024

    Local debt generated €35.5bn gross gains in 2021, then plunged to €27.6bn losses