Archive

  • 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

  • Fitch says PE ownership not necessarily credit-negative for insurers

    15 February 2024

    Ratings agency looks at insurers' investment strategy riskiness among other facets for credit assessments

  • Zurich Insurance appoints chief sustainability officer

    14 February 2024

    Linda Freiner is promoted to role after nearly seven years at the company

  • Achmea not ruling out offloading life and pensions business - worth €21.9bn of general account

    12 February 2024

    Deal would involve group transferring up to 60% of its general account assets

  • 2024 a vintage year for real estate, Zurich predicts

    09 February 2024

    Even if environment remains fragile

  • 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

  • German backbook deals and run-offs - a €150bn asset industry since 2014

    01 February 2024

    Moody's examined 14 deals, completed, pending and scuttled

  • Comment - BaFin holds cards (close to its chest) in future of German life-book consolidation

    01 February 2024

    PE part-ownership of Viridium seems to have informed regulator's rejection of Zurich deal

  • NZAOA elects five co-leads of five working tracks

    01 February 2024

    Four of the newly-elected leaders come from insurers

  • Comment - Are PE owners facing the end of their life backbook consolidation journey?

    31 January 2024

    After BaFin's move on Zurich and Viridium, the future seems uncertain if 'PE ownership' breaks deals