Netherlands News

Dutch Insurer Delta Lloyd Still Faces Solvency II Uncertainties; Rights Issue Ahead

Dutch insurer Delta Lloyd is still discussing aspects of Europe’s new solvency regime with regulators as it prepares a 1 billion euro ($1.1 billion) rights issue to shore up its position. Delta Lloyd’s shares, which dipped 1.5 percent to 5.36 euros on …

Update: Dutch Insurer Aegon Plans $432M Share Buy-Back, to Cut U.S. Costs

Aegon NV jumped the most in almost six years after saying it plans to buy back 400 million euros ($432 million) of shares and cut costs to improve its return on equity. The Dutch owner of insurer Transamerica Corp. announced a plan …

Dutch Government Plans to Float ASR, Former Fortis Insurance Unit

The Dutch government plans to float ASR Nederland, a former insurance arm of the Belgian financial group Fortis, next year rather than try to find a buyer for the business. ASR, a life and property insurer, reported a book value of …

Delta Lloyd Plans to Raise $1.06 Billion in Rights Offer to Improve Capital Position

Delta Lloyd NV plans to raise as much as 1 billion euros ($1.06 billion) in a rights offer as the Dutch insurer seeks to improve its capital to meet new regulatory standards. The shares dropped. “We realize this is a very substantial …

Dutch Insurer NN Eyes Growth Through Acquisitions

NN Group NV, the Dutch insurer and asset manager spun out of ING Groep NV, is ready to expand and will consider acquisitions amid speculation that it could seek to acquire Delta Lloyd NV. Delta Lloyd’s shares soared. “If we …

Market Responds to Suggestions that NN Group Acquire Delta Lloyd

Delta Lloyd NV, the Dutch insurer under pressure to bolster capital, climbed as much as 6.6 percent after Rabobank pitched the idea of a purchase by NN Group NV. “There is a scenario possible by which NN Group would acquire Delta Lloyd …

Delta Lloyd Uncertainties Persist Amid Concern It May Need to Plug Capital Gap

Delta Lloyd NV extended a record decline on Tuesday after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut the shares to neutral amid concern the insurer may need to ask shareholders for funds to plug a capital gap. The stock plummeted 8.2 percent …

Update: Delta Lloyd’s $588 Million First Half Loss Raises Capital Concerns

Delta Lloyd NV fell the most on record after interest-rate hedging and declines in bonds spurred a first-half loss, raising concern the Dutch insurer may need to raise capital. The shares fell 20 percent to 13.17 euros at 5:30 p.m. in Amsterdam, …

Delta Lloyd’s CFO Resigns After Court Upholds Fine for Information Abuse

Delta Lloyd NV Chief Financial Officer Emiel Roozen stepped down after a court upheld a central-bank decision fining the insurer for making trades based on confidential information. Supervisory Board Chairman Jean Frijns will also resign on Oct. 1, the Amsterdam-based company said, …

ING to Sell $1.3 Billion of Shares in Insurer NN Group to Institutional Investors

ING Groep NV is selling a 1.2 billion-euro ($1.3 billion) stake in insurer NN Group NV as it seeks to exit the company by the end of next year. ING is selling 45 million shares of NN to institutional investors, decreasing its …