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    1. August 9, 2015

      Zurich targets savings from RSA reinsurance bill

      Zurich Insurance is drawing up plans to slash hundreds of millions of pounds from prospective takeover target RSA’s...

    2. August 9, 2015

      European bond buying is ‘no good’ for infrastructure debt market

      Efforts to encourage pension funds to invest in infrastructure projects in Europe could be thwarted by the expansion of...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Banks challenged on Super Thursday of results

      It’s a Super Thursday of company results both in the UK and on the continent, so probably a good day to release bad...

    2. May 18, 2015

      Why multi-boutiques are so on-trend

      It is the fastest-growing asset manager you’ve probably never heard of. Affiliated Managers Group, with some $638bn of...

    3. May 18, 2015

      Finance chiefs urge action on bubble fear

      A group of leading financial executives have urged authorities around the world to bolster their crisis-busting...

    4. April 26, 2015

      Risk management industry must adjust to climate change loss

      Videos produced by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, in which simulated tornadoes and hurricanes tear...

    5. April 20, 2015

      British regulator challenges US over Berkshire scrutiny

      British regulators have challenged their US peers over their apparent reluctance to subject Warren Buffett’s Berkshire...

    6. April 10, 2015

      QE may not have been worth the costs

      One of the odd things about unconventional monetary policies is the absence of a vigorous debate about the costs of...

    7. January 22, 2015

      A little market medicine to prevent the next pandemic

      First, let us celebrate the good news: it seems that the scourge of Ebola is gradually abating. Tragically, people are...

    8. January 19, 2015

      UK insurers unenthusiastic about covering social care costs

      Britain’s leading insurers have rebuffed a government call for new products to cover the cost of caring for the sick...

    9. January 7, 2015

      Flagship Brevan Howard fund reports first annual loss

      Brevan Howard’s $24bn flagship hedge fund has reported its first annual investment loss since it was set up 11 years...

    10. December 12, 2014

      Pru wants to be ‘30 times bigger’ in Asia

      Prudential’s chief executive has said he wants the insurance group to be “30 times bigger” in Asian markets, while...

    11. December 8, 2014

      Modi struggles in first big battle of reform campaign

      India’s government and main opposition party publicly support it. Foreign investors and many local businesses are also...

    12. November 10, 2014

      Safra snaps up the Gherkin for £726m

      The Gherkin, one of the most distinctive buildings on the London skyline, has been sold for more than £700m to the...

    13. October 22, 2014

      Insurers ‘ill-prepared’ for climate change risks

      Most leading insurance companies in the US are profoundly ill-prepared to deal with the risks of climate change, an...

    14. August 6, 2014

      Swiss Re ends run of beating forecasts as profit rise sluggish

      Swiss Re’s long streak of beating analysts’ forecasts came to an end with a lower than expected rise in profit in the...

    15. August 1, 2014

      How the Gherkin was pickled: a tale of debt, risk and ambition

      It is one of the world’s most instantly recognisable buildings and a symbol of the global dominance of London’s...

    16. July 1, 2014

      Walter Kielholz attacks fines and penalties imposed on banks

      One of Europe’s foremost financial heavyweights has come out fighting against the barrage of regulatory penalties being...

    17. June 30, 2014

      Reinsurers start to scrap terrorism exclusions

      Intensifying competition between global reinsurers is forcing them to provide cover for terrorism on terms they have...

    18. May 15, 2014

      Zurich unveils 20% jump in first-quarter

      Zurich Insurance’s new chief financial officer said that the Swiss insurer had made a good start to its three year...

    19. May 7, 2014

      Swiss Re profits hit by troubled life and health division

      Swiss Re’s profits dropped 11 per cent in the first quarter, mainly due to weaker income in its troublesome life and...

    20. April 24, 2014

      Receivers called as ‘Gherkin’ falls into a financial pickle

      Life has turned sour for the “Gherkin”. Deloitte has been appointed receivers of the Lord Foster-designed City of...

    21. beyondbrics

      April 18, 2014

      Nigeria insurance firms "ripe" for foreign buyers

      Nigeria’s insurance sector is growing rapidly and has low levels of penetration in a young society inhabiting Africa’s...

    22. March 16, 2014

      Aigrain joins Warburg Pincus Europe unit

      Warburg Pincus has appointed LCH.Clearnet chairman Jacques Aigrain as senior adviser to help find financial services...

    23. February 21, 2014

      Senior City police detective decamps to private sector

      The City of London’s senior investigator is joining the exodus of police officers to the growing private security...

    24. February 20, 2014

      Swiss Re raises payout to investors as profit beats forecasts

      Swiss Re’s search for a new chief financial officer is over, after the reinsurer promoted David Cole to replace the...

    25. January 22, 2014

      Insurers dash government hopes of early products for elderly care

      Insurers have dashed government hopes of early products covering the cost of long-term care for the elderly,...

    26. December 16, 2013

      Zurich pulls off coup to poach Swiss Re’s financial chief

      Zurich Insurance has pulled off a coup by poaching George Quinn from its rival Swiss Re as a replacement for its late...

    27. December 15, 2013

      Insurers eye opportunities in Africa

      A push into southeast Asia reaped rewards for Prudential. Now, two decades after the UK’s biggest insurer by market...

    28. December 10, 2013

      Search continues for partner to fix Swiss Re’s problem unit

      Swiss Re is still looking for partners to invest in its underperforming Admin Re subsidiary, which last month failed to...

    29. November 29, 2013

      Alternative reinsurers restructure industry

      It’s coming up to that season again. No, not the December holiday season, but the rainy season in Iraq, which lasts...

    30. November 24, 2013

      Insurers tackle risk that injuries pose to football revenue

      It is the nightmare of every top Premier League club owner. The club’s prized asset, a top player who commands a...

    31. November 20, 2013

      Outlawing high pay will cost Switzerland dear

      Executive pay is a tense subject in many places but the Swiss are the first to raise it to the status of a formal...

    32. November 13, 2013

      Swiss Re and Phoenix tie-up collapses

      The prospects of a fresh wave of consolidation between “zombie” life assurers received a blow on Wednesday night after...

    33. November 7, 2013

      Munich Re and Swiss Re consider plans to return extra capital

      The world’s two largest reinsurers both raised the prospect of returning extra capital to shareholders, as they...

    34. October 22, 2013

      Serious game of reinsurance policy terms plays out in Germany

      Baden-Baden has lured gamblers for generations. More than a century ago, Fyodor Dostoevsky is said to have endured a...

    35. October 21, 2013

      Primary insurers push for price cuts

      A significant shift in the way insurance companies protect themselves against losses from natural catastrophes will...

    36. October 13, 2013

      Reinsurers fight ‘too big to fail’ label

      The world’s biggest reinsurance companies are battling harder to convince watchdogs that they are not too big to fail,...

    37. September 20, 2013

      Alpha animal in the insurance food chain

      There is much alarm in the reinsurance industry about the inflow of supposedly dumb money from credit investors to...

    38. September 9, 2013

      Insurers back fund with focus on Asia and Africa

      Six of the world’s leading insurers are to invest in a new $400m private equity fund being set up to back companies...

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