Swiss Re: M&A in insurance: start of a new wave?May 21 2015
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) tend to come in waves. After declining sharply in the wake of the financial crisis, overall M&A activity in the insurance sector has been relatively low in recent years and has only just started to increase. Surveys also suggest sentiment towards M&A is turning as insurers look for ways to deploy excess capital, boost or diversify revenue growth, build scale and ultimately bolster profitability in the face of ongoing economic headwinds.
- August 20
The move comes as the broking group's MGA division acquires AIG's HNW home and contents portfolio.
- July 2
The Asia chief executive discusses Covid-19, going digital and restructuring.
- April 10
Climate change, increased urbanisation and a growing concentration of assets were on the risk agenda for 2018.
- March 19
Economic uncertainty, more complex risks and tighter underwriting are all influencing Asia's markets.
The consultant is exploring potential acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand, and expanding its footprint in South-East Asia, Korea and Japan.
Managing these daunting risks will require a multi-stakeholder approach to risk identification, financing and mitigation.
Electric ferries are increasing in popularity but there is plenty of work ahead to move away from ships using heavy diesel oil.