Investors should trust China's efforts to reform its state-owned enterprises but still check progress, writes Håkan Hedström, head of Asian market strategy, investment management, at Zurich.
Applied Systems has secured a “nine figure” cash injection from a Google investment firm in a move that will further drive growth at the company.
In 2017, the combined underwriting results of the largest 100 UK non-life insurers improved but remained in the red. How well did insurers perform under pressure from strong competition and unfavourable claims trends?
As climate change becomes tangible, insurers are feeling the heat. Their understanding of the risks could inform not just their underwriting but also their investment strategies.
Brit’s pre-tax profit nose-dived 87.5% in the first six months of 2018 on the back of poor investment returns.
Credit has been underperforming equities and Puneet Sharma, managing director at Zurich, believes this warrants a rethink of portfolio positioning.
Mergers and acquisitions take many shapes in the UK retail broking market, writes Mike Bruce, CEO broking at Global Risk Partners, noting some deals can actually support an owner's entrepreneurial spirit.
Quarterly results don't always reflect a company's performance, notes Ageas CEO Bart De Smet, explaining why the focus must be on its consistency over time.
The volume of insurtech deals reached $724m in the first quarter of 2018, its highest ever level and 155% greater than the same period last year.
The insurance watchdog has opened a consultation into proposals which could see a surge in personal indemnity premiums and force some providers out of the market altogether.
A major insurtech investment fund will raise a $100m (£70m) fund to target insurance tech start-ups.
There needs to be a significant shift in how cyber risk is understood and managed to help boards have a more accurate view of potential losses, as well as opportunities. Robert Vescio, chief analytics officer, SSIC, explains how using five peril…
The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a review into whether Aviva broke market abuse regulations following plans to cancel its high yielding preference shares.
After the stock exchange jolts earlier this month, Thomas Liebi, head of US & UK market strategy at Zurich, analyses whether inflation fears are justified.
Lloyd’s of London is under pressure from climate change groups to take action on insuring and investing in coal projects and change its rules for market members.
Italian insurer Generali is to divest from the coal industry as part of a new climate change strategy and has pledged to raise investments in environmentally friendly projects.
Swiss Re has completed its 2017 public share buy-back programme.
The European Commission and Insurance Europe have welcomed a report that suggests adapting Solvency II to facilitate sustainable investment.
European insurers are gearing their investment strategies towards sustainable ventures.
Some investment criteria into insurtech start-ups “don’t make sense over time”, said Neil Harrison, global head of claims at Aon Risk Solutions, warning against “innovation that is going to cause dissatisfaction”.
Risk managers need to speak the same language as chief financial officers to demonstrate the value of insurance, explains Adrian Donald, partner at JLT Specialty.
Minority Venture Partners has made a strategic investment in Borehamwood-based broker Heath Crawford & Foster.
Fidget spinners, dabbing and the bottle flip are just three of the crazes that my son brought home from school during the last academic year. Luckily for me, unlike Pokémon - which has been in our house for three full years now - these were short-lived…