Sunday, November 19, 2017

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L&G targets Japanese market

L&G targets Japanese market

Britain’s Legal & General is set to offer company pension scheme insurance and investment management.

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The times are not a-changing

The times are not a-changing

Economy outlook: the Fed’s new governor signals policy continuity, while Japan and China also pursue more of the same.

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Aioi Nissay Dowa to relocate UK subsidiary post Brexit

Aioi Nissay Dowa to relocate UK subsidiary post Brexit

It unveils plans to move one of its subsidiaries from London to Luxembourg after Britain’s exit from the EU.

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Mitsui Sumitomo to invest more in foreign bonds, ETFs

Mitsui Sumitomo to invest more in foreign bonds, ETFs

The Japanese insurance company intends to increase investment in higher-risk assets by as much as US$268m.

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UN warns of more destructive disasters in Asia

UN warns of more destructive disasters in Asia

The warning comes from the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

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MS&AD buys 15% stake in ReAssure

MS&AD buys 15% stake in ReAssure

The group has agreed to pay Swiss Re £800m (US$1.05bn) for its investment in the UK-based closed-book life insurer.

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Nippon Life to buy MassMutual Japan for up to US$1.77bn

Nippon Life to buy MassMutual Japan for up to US$1.77bn

If the deal pushes through, it will be the first consolidation in the Japanese life insurance market since 2015.

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Japanese life insurers seek to acquire global asset managers

Japanese life insurers seek to acquire global asset managers

Challenging returns at home prompt Japanese majors to seek opportunities and expertise abroad.

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Tokio Marine to buy AIG medical insurance unit

Tokio Marine to buy AIG medical insurance unit

The Japanese insurer will buy the business through US subsidiary HCC Insurance for over US$266m.

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Nippon Life in talks to acquire stake in TCW Group

Nippon Life in talks to acquire stake in TCW Group

The Japanese giant has begun discussions on its plan to buy a 20-30% stake in the US asset manager.

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Sompo to sell Lloyd’s unit

Sompo to sell Lloyd’s unit

The Japanese insurer will offload Sompo Canopius to private equity firm Centerbridge Partners for ¥100b.

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Japan insurers review regional risks

Japan insurers review regional risks

Leading nonlife insurers are re-evaluating damage risks to improve their premium pricing.

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Mitsui Sumitomo to buy Singapore’s First Capital

Mitsui Sumitomo to buy Singapore’s First Capital

The deal will see it pay US$1.6bn to the existing owner, Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holdings.

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Japan Post additional sell-down likely delayed

Japan Post additional sell-down likely delayed

The government may have to wait until 2018 to further sell down its stake if price remains weak.

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MS&AD to spend US$401m for stake in Challenger

MS&AD to spend US$401m for stake in Challenger

The Japanese group will acquire a 6%-plus interest in the leading player in Australia’s superannuation industry.

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Japan’s major life groups post weaker revenues

Japan’s major life groups post weaker revenues

A decline in premium income dragged down revenues of six of the country’s seven leading life groups.

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Asia suffers US$10bn catastrophe losses in six weeks

Asia suffers US$10bn catastrophe losses in six weeks

The losses were recorded in July alone due to severe flooding, a catastrophe report from Aon says.

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Japanese life majors to cut foreign bond investment

Japanese life majors to cut foreign bond investment

Limited yields and yen risks have prompted a loss of appetite for overseas bond investments this year.

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