Gallery 22 Mar 18
Three insights into unsettling pension freedoms data
The Financial Conduct Authority has released figures on pension freedoms that product providers have described as “concerning” and “do not make for comfortable reading”. International Adviser spoke to industry experts to get their thoughts on the data.
Analysis 15 Mar 18
Is it the end for the traditional life insurance model?
Phoenix Group’s acquisition of Standard Life’s insurance arm is “testament to the current re-shaping of the UK life insurance industry” and the “break-up of traditional models”, the group’s chairman said.
News 15 Mar 18
Old Mutual Wealth ready to list as profit soars 40%
Old Mutual Wealth is now ready to list as Quilter, with its annual results showing the company’s pre-tax profits rose by 40% in 2017, driven by “unusually high” performance fees.
News 14 Mar 18
Prudential offloads £12bn annuity book as it carves out M&G
Prudential is selling £12bn ($16.7bn, €13.5bn) of its UK annuity portfolio in a landmark deal to Rothesay Life, as part of a major revamp that will see its UK and Europe business, M&G Prudential, become a separately-listed company.
Aviva fires up Hong Kong joint venture with Tencent
Aviva Asia will launch a Hong Kong joint venture in the first half of 2018, as the group shifts its investment focus to high growth markets.
News 5 Mar 18
Axa pivots away from life insurance with $15.3bn acquisition
The hits keep coming for the life sector as Europe’s second biggest insurer, Axa, announces a shift from Life & Saving business to Property & Casualty.
Gallery 2 Mar 18
Life companies among most valuable insurance brands
Axa, Metlife and Zurich have taken some of the top spots among the 100 most valuable insurance brands of 2018, but China is the most dominant country with its companies taking four of the top 10 slots.
News 2 Mar 18
Equitable Life set to join industry M&A upheaval
Life insurance consolidators could be set to make another big acquisition after UK insurer Equitable Life, which was pulled back from the brink of collapse in 2000, confirmed it has hired Goldman Sachs to explore potential sales opportunities.