AXA News

AXA Posts Higher-Than-Expected $7.6B Profit, Ahead of U.S. IPO

French insurer AXA posted higher-than-expected 2017 net profits and stronger earnings in the United States, ahead of the planned flotation of its American life insurance and asset management businesses in the second quarter this year. AXA, which ranks as Europe’s …

AXA to Sell Non-Life Operations in Azerbaijan

AXA announced it had entered into an agreement with Mr. Elkhan Garibli to sell all AXA’s insurance operations in Azerbaijan. Under the terms of the agreement, Garibli would acquire 100% of the non-life entity (AXA MBask Insurance Company OJSC). The …

Uber’s Food-Delivery Business to Provide Insurance for Couriers in Europe

Uber’s food-delivery business will begin offering an insurance package to its couriers in Europe, a move to address the conditions of “gig economy” workers. Riders for food-delivery companies such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo are typically self-employed and the firms …

ING to Stop Lending to Utilities That Use Coal for More than 5% of Energy

ING by the end of 2025 will stop funding any utility company which relies on coal for more than 5 percent of its energy, the Dutch bank said on Tuesday. It will, however, continue to help companies with renewable energy …

World Leaders Aim to Breathe New Life into Paris Climate Pact; AXA Plans Initiatives

French President Emmanuel Macron this week will seek to breathe new life into the fight against global warming and sway debate away from skeptics of the process led by U.S. President Donald Trump. At a series of events in Paris …

Global Regulators’ Rethinking of Risk Assessment Welcomed by Large Insurers

Global regulators are rethinking how to assess risks in big insurance companies, marking a shift that could make life easier for the industry. The Financial Stability Board said on Tuesday it could take a different approach to assessing risk which …

Europe’s Re/Insurers Cut Coal Investments by $20B; U.S. Firms Fail to Act: Report

Insurers have pulled $20 billion out of coal investments, but most are European and none of the top nine U.S. insurers has taken “meaningful action,” campaign group Unfriend Coal said on Wednesday. Government representatives and officials at this week’s U.N. …

France’s AXA to Focus on M&A in 16 Countries; Eyes Sale of Some Non-Core Assets

French insurer AXA will narrow its acquisition focus to 16 key countries and could sell some assets in markets where it lacks scale, its executives said on Tuesday. “We want to focus on fewer countries. We want to focus on …

AXA Simplifies Structure with 5 Geographies; New Management Committee Formed

AXA Group announced it is simplifying its operating model by creating five global geographies: France, Europe, the U.S., Asia, and International. In addition, it has created a single, refocused Corporate Center, which is reduced from the three layers (head office, …

As China’s Insurance Market Liberalizes, There Will Be Many Winners: Opinion

Foreign insurers, especially AIA Group Ltd., can break out the champagne: China’s opening of its financial markets is great news. The day after U.S. President Donald Trump left Beijing with billions of dollars of deals with President Xi Jinping, the …