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    1. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Swiss Re Q1 profits comfortably beat expectations

      Profits at Swiss Re came in well ahead of expectations in the first quarter, even as the insurance industry grapples...

    2. Tech blog

      April 11, 2016

      #techFT - Safe self-driving scare for insurers

      Platoons are lining up and premiums are falling in the autonomous vehicle era, there’s discord over YouTube’s music...

    Special Reports

    1. Risk Management

      Although many in the insurance industry think that it is behind other sectors when it ...
    2. Africa: Banking and Finance

      With a growing population that is largely ‘unbanked’ and a landscape that has embraced...
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    1. April 10, 2016

      Car gadgets expected to crunch insurers

      A wave of gadgets is set to wipe $20bn off car insurance prices globally over the next five years. Growing use of...

    2. March 29, 2016

      New leaders at European insurers face diverse challenges

      European insurance is in a period of unusual turnover — the announcement last week that Axa’s longtime chairman is to...

    3. March 11, 2016

      Why lose money if celebrities lose face?

      For the tennis racket maker Head, this week’s revelation that its poster girl, Maria Sharapova, had tested positive for...

    4. February 23, 2016

      Swiss Re chief cautions on cyber security risks

      Cyber security risks are far from being understood by the global insurers and could pose a threat rather than...

    5. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      Swiss Re to change chief exec

      Swiss Re has announced a change in chief executive after unveiling a stronger-than-expected 31 per cent rise to $4.6bn...

    6. January 25, 2016

      Banking can learn from insurance on systemic risk

      When Italy’s Generali managed to get itself off the global list of systemically important insurance companies in...

    7. January 18, 2016

      Aviva opens ‘digital garage’ in technology push

      Few investors would associate exposed brick walls, table footie and vintage posters in London’s trendy Hoxton Square...

    8. December 31, 2015

      Reinsurers hit by falling renewal prices

      Reinsurers are facing further pressure after the December contract renewal season delivered another year of falling...

    9. December 8, 2015

      Swiss Re: outside the box

      Insurers have developed a reputation as black boxes that spit out dividends. Perhaps that is fair — to an extent. The...

    10. November 29, 2015

      Insurers to launch forum to address EM disasters

      Insurers and policymakers will launch a new push next week to reduce the impact of natural disasters and climate change...

    11. October 29, 2015

      Tianjin port explosion set to cost Swiss Re about $250m

      The explosions that ripped apart parts of the Chinese port city Tianjin in the summer are set to cost Swiss Re about...

    12. October 13, 2015

      Warren Buffett expected to win over regulators on reinsurers

      Regulators will drop proposals to hit the world’s biggest reinsurance companies with tougher safety rules, thanks in...

    13. September 27, 2015

      Allianz eyes sale of old policies amid deal frenzy

      Allianz is considering offloading a significant chunk of its multibillion-euro portfolio of old insurance policies as...

    14. September 23, 2015

      BBA’s deal elevates leverage and could leave investors in a flap

      As a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, BBA Aviation boss Simon Pryce will be familiar with the problem of...

    15. September 23, 2015

      Swiss Re acquires Guardian Financial Services for £1.6bn

      Swiss Re has bought the UK company Guardian Financial Services for £1.6bn in the latest consolidation in global...

    16. FT Alphaville

      September 23, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Swiss zombie insurer buys Guardian

      Zombie insurers are on the march again, with Admin Re devouring Guardian Financial Services for £1.6bn. FT Opening...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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