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BGL BNP Paribas to acquire ABN Amro Bank Luxembourg

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 21 Feb 2018

BGL BNP Paribas, the Luxembourg subsidiary of French financial group BNP Paribas, has agreed to acquire ABN Amro Bank (Luxembourg) and its ABN Amro Life arm from…

AXA selling its Azerbaijan operations seven years after acquiring them

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Feb 2018

AXA has agreed to sell “all its insurance operations in Azerbaijan”, the Paris, France-based insurance giant said today. In a brief statement, AXA said its stake in the…

People Moves: Amundi, RWC Partners, Association of British Insurers

By: International Investment Staff | 20 Feb 2018

Amudi Amundi, the Paris-based, Euronext Paris-listed asset manager, has announced two appointments to its  equity division, in the aftermath of Romain Boscher’s recent departure to Fidelity International.…

AXA insurance and asset management unit sets up IPO in US

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 16 Feb 2018

The American arm of French insurer AXA has filed for an initial public offering (IPO), according to a US regulatory filing earlier this week. AXA Equitable Holdings,…

Health and healthcare rank high among expats’ priorities: Aetna Int’l

By: Helen Burggraf | 14 Feb 2018

When it comes to what expats name as their priorities when heading overseas, either to work or retire, the cost of living in their chosen country of…

Tencent/Aviva digital JV in HK gets regulatory nod

By: Helen Burggraf | 14 Feb 2018

A previously-announced joint venture that puts UK insurance giant Aviva together with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, with the involvement of private equity backer Hillhouse Capital, has…

Warren Buffett’s company opens outpost in DIFC

By: Helen Burggraf | 13 Feb 2018

An insurance subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway holding company has opened an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre. In a statement published on…

Report finds bancassurance partnerships a vehicle for global growth

By: Helen Burggraf | 13 Feb 2018

Insurance companies looking to expand their businesses internationally may wish to consider agreeing “bancassurance” deals with major banks in the markets they’re interested in, Finaccord, the market…

Record growth for Singapore’s life insurance industry

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 13 Feb 2018

Singapore’s life insurance industry crossed a significant milestone in 2017 with total weighted new business premiums reaching S$4.8bn for the year. The results are the highest recorded…

SoftBank lining up to acquire third of SwissRe

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 08 Feb 2018

Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is manoeuvering to buy a minority stake in SwissRe, the Zurich-based re-insurer. If confirmed, the acquisition would bring SoftBank firmly into the realm of…

Why iPMI prices are so high – and what policyholders can do about it

By: Helen Burggraf | 07 Feb 2018

It’s not exactly news that the prices companies and individuals have been paying for international private medical insurance have been soaring over the last few years, but…

Aussie commission issues report critical of country’s banks, advice standards

By: Helen Burggraf | 07 Feb 2018

An major inquiry into Australia’s banking and financial services industry has found significant problems in the way the country’s consumers are being looked after in a number…

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