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Not All APAC Insurers' Hybrid Issues Are Created Equal

Instrument features and local regulatory frameworks are key to understanding the hybrid instruments issued by insurers in the Asia-Pacific. Unlike regulations for the banking industry, where regulators have universally adopted the Basel framework, rules for the insurance industry are fragmented...

French Mutual Insurers Will Continue to Lose Market Share

French mutual insurance companies will continue to lose market share as rising regulatory costs threaten their ability to compete with traditional insurers and bancassurers, Fitch Ratings says. Many mutual insurers are relatively small and therefore face a disproportionately...

(Re)Insurer M&A Interest Persists in 2018

The combination of continued competitive pressures, the effects of U.S. tax reform and catastrophe losses in 2017 is leading to speculation of more M&A among (re)insurers in 2018, especially in the Bermuda market...