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Schroders Solutions Guides Vector Pension Scheme to £114 Million Bulk Annuity Buy-In

(IN BRIEF) Vector Pension Scheme, a client of Schroders Solutions, has completed a £114 million bulk annuity buy-in with Standard Life, securing retirement benefits for its 1,800 members. Schroders Solutions, with its vast global capability, collaborated closely with Vector Pension … Read the full press release

Achmea Reaches €85 Million Settlement Agreement for Unit-Linked Insurance Policies

(IN BRIEF) Achmea has reached a final settlement agreement with interest groups Consumentenclaim, Woekerpolis.nl, Woekerpolisproces, Wakkerpolis, and the Consumentenbond regarding unit-linked insurance policies sold through various brands in the Netherlands. The agreement, totaling €85 million, aims to provide clarity and … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Reports Strong Financial Performance and Plans for Growth in 2024

(IN BRIEF) Swiss Re has announced impressive financial results for 2023, reporting a net income of USD 3.2 billion and a return on equity of 22.3%. The company’s Property & Casualty Reinsurance (P&C Re), Life & Health Reinsurance (L&H Re), … Read the full press release

CNP Assurances and CACEIS Extend Partnership to Enhance Asset Servicing

(IN BRIEF) CNP Assurances, a prominent figure in personal and property insurance across France, Europe, and Brazil, has chosen to renew its collaboration with CACEIS, a leading European asset servicing group, following a competitive call for tenders. This renewal solidifies … Read the full press release

Generali Partners with TCC to Establish Generali Convention Center Trieste

(IN BRIEF) Generali and TCC-Trieste Convention Center have announced a three-year agreement naming the largest multifunctional convention center in northeastern Italy as the Generali Convention Center Trieste. This partnership reflects Generali’s commitment to fostering Trieste’s growth potential by supporting the … Read the full press release

The Future of Cancer Detection: Multi-Cancer Blood Tests Raise Hope and Questions

(IN BRIEF) Multi-cancer early detection (MCED) blood tests hold the promise of revolutionizing cancer screening by providing a comprehensive, minimally invasive screening option for multiple types of cancer in a single blood sample. These tests offer the potential to increase … Read the full press release

UNIQA Group Centralizes International Insurance Programs in Poland

(IN BRIEF) The UNIQA Group has launched the International Programmes (IP) HUB in Poland, serving as a competence center for 15 countries in Central and Eastern Europe where the insurer operates. This initiative aims to standardize insurance offerings for multinational … Read the full press release

Aviva Research Highlights Need for Greater Awareness of Healthy Lifestyles and Cancer Prevention

(IN BRIEF) New research by Aviva reveals that there is still a need to raise awareness about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle in cancer prevention. Over half of those surveyed hope cancer won’t happen to them, and 20% … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group’s CEO Mario Greco Named Insurance Leader of the Year 2023

(IN BRIEF) Zurich Insurance Group’s CEO, Mario Greco, has been honored with the prestigious Insurance Leader of the Year Award for 2023 by St. John’s University’s Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science. The award ceremony, … Read the full press release

Brits Plan Holidays in Advance as January Sees Surge in Travel Bookings

(IN BRIEF) According to research by Aviva, 19% of Brits are preparing to book or search for their next holiday 4-5 months in advance, with 26% planning 2-3 months ahead, indicating that January is a popular time for travel planning. … Read the full press release

Ageas and Subsidiaries Earn “Top Employer” Recertification for 2024

(IN BRIEF) Ageas, along with its subsidiaries AG, AG Real Estate, and Ageas UK, has once again achieved the prestigious “Top Employer” recertification for 2024. This recognition highlights Ageas’ commitment to fostering an empowering culture, promoting innovation, and prioritizing skill … Read the full press release

Aviva Completes £140 Million Bulk Annuity Deal to Secure Member Benefits

(IN BRIEF) Aviva has successfully finalized a £140 million bulk purchase annuity full scheme buy-in transaction with the Trustee of the Guilbert UK Retirement Benefits Plan, sponsored by Office Depot UK Pension Sponsor Limited. This transaction covers around 1,500 members … Read the full press release

Prudential Appoints Arjan Toor as CEO Health to Drive Transformation and Customer Trust

(IN BRIEF) Prudential plc has announced the appointment of Arjan Toor as its new CEO Health, effective from February 1, 2024. This appointment is a significant step in Prudential’s strategic transformation, focusing on its Health business as one of its … Read the full press release

Prudential Announces Exclusive 10-Year Bancassurance Partnership with CIMB Thai Bank in Thailand

(IN BRIEF) Prudential plc has revealed that Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Ltd (PLT) has entered into a decade-long bancassurance partnership with CIMB Thai Bank Public Company Limited (CIMB Thai), establishing PLT as the exclusive life insurance partner for … Read the full press release

Allianz SE Plans New Supervisory Board Appointments for AGM 2024

(IN BRIEF) Allianz SE’s Supervisory Board plans to propose new appointments at the Annual General Meeting in May 2024. The proposals include Jörg Schneider succeeding Herbert Hainer and Stephanie Bruce replacing Christine Bosse as shareholder representatives on the board. Schneider, … Read the full press release

AXA Completes Euro 1.5 Billion Placement of Restricted Tier 1 Notes to Institutional Investors

(IN BRIEF) AXA has successfully placed Euro 1.5 billion of Restricted Tier 1 Notes with institutional investors, meeting Solvency II requirements. The initial fixed interest rate is 6.375% per annum until January 16, 2034, after which it resets every five … Read the full press release

3 JAN 2024: ING Provides Update on its €2.5 Billion Share Buyback Program

ING Repurchases Nearly 1.7 Million Shares, Demonstrating Progress in Buyback Initiative

(IN BRIEF) ING has provided an update on its share buyback program, stating that it repurchased 2,219,009 shares during the week of December 25, 2023, to December 29, 2023, at an average price of €13.60, totaling €30,167,766.04. This buyback program, … Read the full press release

Aviva Expects £80 Million Boost in Singlife Sale Proceeds Due to Sumitomo Deal

(IN BRIEF) Aviva plc has announced its anticipation of an additional £80 million in proceeds from the sale of its stake in Singapore Life Holdings Pte Ltd (Singlife) to Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, as Sumitomo Life agreed to acquire TPG’s … Read the full press release

Indosuez Wealth Management Reveals Investment Outlook for 2024: A Year Full of Opportunities

(IN BRIEF) Indosuez Wealth Management has presented its investment outlook for 2024 during its Global Outlook presentation. As 2023 concludes with decreasing inflation and monetary policy normalization, the year 2024 is expected to offer promising prospects for investors. Key insights … Read the full press release

Crédit Agricole Assurances Expands Partnership with Banco BPM to Become 3rd Largest Non-Life Bancassurer in Italy

(IN BRIEF) Crédit Agricole Assurances has finalized a long-term partnership with Banco BPM to expand the distribution of its non-life, personal protection, and creditor insurance products through Banco BPM’s networks, including online and mobile banking channels. This move aligns with … Read the full press release

Claudia Cordioli Appointed as Zurich Insurance Group’s New CFO

(IN BRIEF) Zurich Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Claudia Cordioli as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective from March 1, 2024, pending regulatory approval. Cordioli will also become a member of the Executive Committee. She will succeed George … Read the full press release

Catherine Macaulay of Schroders Wins Young Professional of the Year Award at Environmental Finance Impact Awards

(IN BRIEF) Catherine Macaulay, the Impact Investment Lead at Schroders, has been honored with the Young Professional of the Year/Rising Star award at the Environmental Finance Impact Awards. The awards recognize the contributions of impact investors worldwide and showcase best … Read the full press release

Generali Earns Top ESG Rating from MSCI and Maintains Strong Sustainability Presence in Dow Jones Indices

(IN BRIEF) Generali has reaffirmed its sustainability leadership by achieving MSCI’s highest “AAA” ESG rating, reflecting its advanced climate risk management practices and commitment to responsible investments, human capital management, and cybersecurity. The company’s continued presence in the Dow Jones … Read the full press release

Americans Seek Financial Professionals for Holistic Guidance, Allianz Life Study Reveals

(IN BRIEF) According to the Annual Retirement Study by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life), despite facing financial challenges such as market volatility, inflation, and recurring crises, most Americans are not seeking the assistance of financial professionals … Read the full press release

SDG Loan Fund Mobilizes Over $1.1 Billion to Advance United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Emerging Markets

Allianz Trade Study Reveals Gap Between Perceived and Actual Inflation, with Germany Experiencing Significant Disparity

(IN BRIEF) The SDG Loan Fund, managed by Allianz Global Investors and originated and managed by FMO Investment Management, has successfully mobilized over $1.1 billion in private capital to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in emerging and … Read the full press release

Mutual Insurer AGPM Advances Digital Transformation with S3NS Partnership

(IN BRIEF) AGPM, a mutual insurance company, has partnered with S3NS to implement a cloud-based operational data management solution. AGPM chose S3NS’s Local Controls offering, leveraging Thales and Google Cloud technologies, to support its digital transformation and enhance data security. … Read the full press release

Economic and Societal Threats Outweigh Environmental and Technological Risks, Says World Economic Forum Survey

(IN BRIEF) A survey conducted by the World Economic Forum, involving over 11,000 business leaders from 110 countries, has revealed that economic and societal threats, such as economic downturns, inflation, and declining social cohesion, are the most significant risks in … Read the full press release

Aegon Nominates Albert Benchimol, Industry Veteran, for Non-Executive Board Role

(IN BRIEF) Aegon has announced its intention to propose Albert Benchimol as a non-executive member of the Board of Directors at its 2024 Annual General Meeting, with a proposed four-year term. Mr. Benchimol, boasting over 40 years of experience in … Read the full press release

Franck Oniga Named CEO of Sofinco as Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance Pursues Growth Strategy

(IN BRIEF) Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance has announced the appointment of Franck Oniga as the Chief Executive Officer of Sofinco and a member of the Group Executive Committee, effective from January 8, 2024. Oniga will report to Stéphane Priami, CEO … Read the full press release

Nicolas Denis Appointed as CEO of Crédit Agricole Assurances, Succeeding Philippe Dumont

(IN BRIEF) Nicolas Denis has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Agricole Assurances, effective from January 1, 2024, following approval by the Crédit Agricole Assurances Board of Directors. In his new role, Denis will report directly to … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Reports Robust Earnings of $2.5 Billion in First Nine Months of 2023

(IN BRIEF) Swiss Re, a global reinsurance company, has announced strong financial results for the first nine months of 2023, posting a net income of USD 2.5 billion. In the third quarter alone, the company recorded a profit of USD … Read the full press release

Allianz X Invests in NEXT Insurance to Advance Small Business Insurance Innovation

Allianz Trade Study Reveals Gap Between Perceived and Actual Inflation, with Germany Experiencing Significant Disparity

(IN BRIEF) Allianz X, the digital investments division of global insurer Allianz Group, has announced a strategic investment in NEXT Insurance, a leading technology-focused small business insurer in the United States. Allstate is also participating in this investment round, bringing … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Forms Strategic Alliance with Kotak Mahindra Bank in Indian Insurance Market

(IN BRIEF) Zurich Insurance Group has announced a significant strategic alliance with Kotak Mahindra Bank in India, with plans to acquire a 51% stake in Kotak Mahindra General Insurance Company for $488 million. This investment marks one of the largest … Read the full press release

Aviva Data Reveals Spike in Fire-Related Claims During November Celebrations

(IN BRIEF) Aviva is warning the public to exercise caution during Bonfire Night celebrations after a significant increase in claims for fire-related damage in November. The insurer’s data shows a 300%i rise in claims compared to October of last year. … Read the full press release

AXA’s Future Risks Report 2023 Warns of a World in Simultaneous Crisis Mode

(IN BRIEF) AXA has released its tenth edition of the Future Risks Report, which analyzes evolving and rising risks based on perceptions of experts and the general population. The report identifies the concept of “polycrisis,” where geopolitical tensions, emerging technologies … Read the full press release

Neglecting Women’s Health in the Workplace Costs UK Economy £20.2 Billion Annually, Report Finds

(IN BRIEF) A report by AXA Health and the Centre of Economic and Business Research reveals that neglecting women’s health in the workplace costs the UK economy £20.2 billion annually. Despite 68% of women experiencing health issues in their careers, … Read the full press release

Accenture Expands Insurance Operations Capabilities with ON Service GROUP Acquisition in Germany

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has acquired ON Service GROUP, a prominent provider of business process services specialized in insurance operations in Germany. This strategic acquisition aims to enhance Accenture’s capabilities in insurance operations, allowing it to offer a wider range of … Read the full press release

AXA Adopts New Accounting Standards for 9M22 Activity Indicators Reporting

(IN BRIEF) AXA has released its 9M22 activity indicators in accordance with the new accounting standards IFRS 17 and IFRS 9, which came into effect on January 1, 2023. These indicators include Gross Written Premiums & Other Revenues, New Business … Read the full press release

Digitalization Reshapes Insurance: Balancing Efficiency Gains and Emerging Risks

(IN BRIEF) The insurance industry is leveraging digitalization to monitor, mitigate, and price risks more efficiently, leading to tailored insurance solutions and increased protection. Swiss Re’s report highlights the potential for 3-8% improvements in loss ratios and 10-20% savings in … Read the full press release

Crédit Agricole S.A. Group and UNI Global Union Strengthen Global Agreement on Employee Rights and Workplace Standards

(IN BRIEF) Crédit Agricole S.A. Group and UNI Global Union have signed a new four-year global agreement that reinforces the group’s commitments to human rights, labor rights, trade union rights, and the development of social dialogue and collective bargaining. This … Read the full press release