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Buffett’s Berkshire Reinsures Irish State Health Claims as Population Ages

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will reinsure about €700 million ($930 million) in claims for Ireland’s state health insurer, which is seeking to stem losses and its burden on taxpayers, as the population ages. Vhi Healthcare and Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire …

How Low Interest Rates Challenge Insurers and Affect Pricing

Property/casualty insurers say that principal preservation and total return are the most important objectives of their companies’ portfolio management, yet when asked about their satisfaction level with these two investment goals, their responses diverge.  In a survey of P/C carriers’ …

Helping Banks is Hurting Insurance Industry Geneva Association Tells G20

In an open letter The Geneva Association directly addressed the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the G-20 before their meeting in Cannes, France. It pointed out that amidst all of the concerns over the global economy in general, …

Insurers Seek Investment Alternatives as Interest Rates, Pricing Lag

Insurers do not expect interest rates to rise materially in the next year or so, leading them to look for alternatives to improve returns and manage risk, the head of the world’s largest asset manager for insurance companies said Tuesday. …