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  • Where is the wind blowing?

    08 June 2023

    The financial market is divided on the likelihood of a recession and the future direction of travel for interest rates. Josh Adcock reports

  • 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

  • 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

  • "Don't bet interest rates will stay high forever", Zurich CFO warns

    17 May 2023

    Zurich has inked $1.8bn reinsurance deal with Resolution for US life policies, as part of investment pivot

  • 'Small dirty bomb' scenario improves Zurich unit's capital ratio by 15%

    08 May 2023

    Insurer also models pandemic, 'credit crisis' and 'financial distress' scenarios

  • BaFin sets out views on investor alliances and collusive behaviour

    03 May 2023

    German regulator says belonging to engagement platforms does not per se indicate 'acting in concert'

  • Zurich's SST ratio leaps 55pp as all local units' ratios improved in 2022

    01 May 2023

    Reinsurer sells Canadian govvies to benefit from reinvestment rates

  • Zurich Germany signs Cologne climate declaration for climate neutrality by 2035

    27 April 2023

    Weeks after leaving the underwriting-led Net-Zero Insurance Alliance

  • Large insurance groups' solvency budged only mildly, if spreads worsen

    26 April 2023

    Analysis by IRD backs Moody's findings on major groups' strong ratios

  • GamaLife asset deal helps deplete Zurich unit's solvency coverage to 102%

    19 April 2023

    But Italian welcomes deal for facilitating focus on unit-linked and capital-lite products