Archive

  • Folksam acquires Stockholm office from SEB Trygg Liv

    16 May 2024

    This is the second office transaction in 2024 for the Swedish insurer

  • Northern exposure - equities bestow mixed blessings on Nordic/Scandinavian insurers in 2022

    15 May 2023

    Markets may have dived as rates, geopolitical tension and inflation rocketed, but Scandinavian and Nordic insurers' faith in equities was not always misplaced. David Walker reports

  • CIOs prepare for 'symmetric warfare' over listed shareholdings

    18 January 2023

    Europe's regulators are discussing almost doubling how far they allow the equities 'symmetric adjustment' to fluctuate. David Walker examines the implications for CIOs' capital consumption

  • Going with the floe - Nordic and Scandinavian CIOs' returns anything but glacial in 2021

    14 November 2022

    While central and southern European CIOs were busy grinding out returns in tough markets, their Nordic and Scandinavian peers were flying, finds Dåvid Wälker

  • The Viking's tale

    21 September 2021

    Vikings liked conquering things, so it surprised David Walker little that Nordic insurance CIOs vanquished 2020's turbulent markets

  • A year to forget? Not if you were a shareholding CIO

    16 March 2021

    One year ago today, markets reached 'peak-panic', as the Vix index hit 82.7. David Walker re-examines insurers' general accounts to show who got hit, who got hedged, and who got shot of their shares

  • European insurers reveal solvency damage from multi-faceted stress tests

    08 June 2020

    Sensitivity tests include re-runs of 2008/09 and magnified German Reunification

  • Insurers report $8.7bn investment losses in COVID-19 infected Q1

    04 May 2020

    Reported damage still coming as many European, US insurers expected to report this month

  • Tryg reports DKK1.1bn investment hit ahead of Q1 results

    20 April 2020

    Investment income shortfall emerges as equities markets plunge

  • Shareholders brace for dividend cuts that gave them €25.5bn last year

    07 April 2020

    Europe's most generous payers mainly vow to honour stated payout plans