Solvency II

Top 30 European Insurers 2020: A year of profit

The top 30 European insurers saw growth in non-life premiums in 2019 and overall profit after tax was significantly higher than in 2018. Mathilde Jakobsen, director, analytics, AM Best, explains what the market is facing

Analysis: A tale of two mutuals

Eleven days apart in June, two of the UK’s mutual insurers – Police Mutual and LV – made announcements regarding their futures. Their decisions herald challenging times for the mutual model.

Insurance Monitor: Brexit: finding corridors of deviation

In this month's column, David Worsfold, a long-running commentator on the insurance market, explores how the insurance industry could find itself rather lonely in its corridors of deviation after Brexit is finalised, the complexities of Covid-19 for the…

Analysis: Review of the Year 2019

It feels as if 2019 was an uncomfortable year for the general insurance market as it never quite seemed to grasp control of its own destiny. Wherever you look, carefully laid plans were derailed by the unexpected – and often unwanted – intervention of…

Gefion faces further recapitalisation delays

Danish insurer Gefion has further pushed back its expected timeline for a capital injection in the business, following an order by the regulator that it cannot expand into further territories until it bulks up its coffers.

Analysis: Investing in a sustainable future

European governments and a wide range of international governmental and non-governmental organisations are looking to big institutional investors to back the development of a sustainable, greener infrastructure. Insurers and pensions funds are top of…

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