The proportion of SFDR Article 8 and 9 unit-linked funds on insurers’ platforms in Europe is expected to grow by an average of 15 percentage points to 32% over the next 12 to 24 months, therefore creating opportunities for external asset managers, latest research by Cerulli has shown
AM Best is maintaining a stable market segment outlook on the US life/annuity insurance industry for 2023, citing factors that include favourable earnings, strong liquidity profiles and strong levels of risk-adjusted capitalisation among carriers
Twenty-eight per cent of professional investors believe institutional investors will dramatically increase allocations to arbitrage hedge funds, while 46% believe they will slightly increase them over the next 12 months, new research published by Managing Partners Group (MPG) has shown
The share of investments managed by German insurance companies based on ESG criteria has increased to 88% up to 82% in 2021, according to latest figures published by the German Insurance Association (GDV)
Zurich's subsidiary, Zurich Investments Life S.p.A., has completed the sale of its life and pensions back book, composed of both traditional and unit-linked policies, to the Portuguese insurance company GamaLife – Companhia de Seguros de Vida, S.A. (GamaLife)
Norwegian life insurers have recorded significantly weaker results in Q1 to Q3 2022 compared to the same period last year, with profits before tax falling from NOK 8.5bn to NOK 432m, figures published by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet) have shown
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