• Round the World with SFCRs - German insurers welcome interest rates tailwinds, but explore alts 'just in case'

    07 June 2024

    Fixed income and equities performance in 2023 wiped out write-downs many German insurers made in 2022

  • Frank Grund switches from supervising German insurers, to rating them

    22 May 2024

    Former BaFin insurance supervisor has joined Assekuranz committee

  • Talanx investment results outshine 93% fall in industrial lines figures

    21 March 2024

    German group consciously took losses to buy into better yields on offer

  • Comment: The strong case for ESG investing 'with national characteristics'

    29 February 2024

    From green bonds to "animal attack" insurance, underwriters have an endless list of locally-appropriate ESG actions to take

  • Talanx plans further fixed income rotations in 2H

    14 August 2023

    German group posts record half year net income for 2023

  • Talanx invests in Swedish hydropower

    22 June 2023

    Via Ampega AM and in partnership Augusta IM and Uniper

  • Talanx plays it safe with "low beta" portfolio

    15 May 2023

    Green investments retraced in value, mildly, from €8bn in December

  • German life CIOs breath out, as the 'great ZZR unwind' begins

    19 April 2023

    In past years, German lifers dispatched CIOs to raise cash to pay into their ZZRs - like it, or not. But that reversed, and sometimes heftily, as interest rates rose in 2022. David Walker reports

  • Alte Leipziger welcomes ZZR bill vanishing in 2022

    22 March 2023

    Life unit's investment result plunges 42% as sales pressure for interest reserve vanishes

  • Chart of the Week: Will insurers join an 'orderly queue', outside Silicon Valley Bank?

    17 March 2023

    From Silicon Valley Bank to Signature Bank, Silvergate to Credit Suisse, all eyes are on financials exposure