Legal & General News

When UK Firms Transfer Pension Obligations to Insurers, They See Share Boost: Report

Most London-listed companies that transferred pension obligations to insurance companies saw their share prices rise by up to 3% more than sector peers in the six months after completing the deals, a report showed on Wednesday. Two-thirds of the more …

Growing Number of UK Insurers Cancel Dividends Amid COVID-19 Concerns

British insurers canceled more than 1 billion pounds ($1.2 billion) of dividends on Wednesday, in moves welcomed by the Bank of England which had cautioned the sector about the risk of heavy costs from the spread of the coronavirus. Aviva, …

Insurers Face Big Investment Losses, Trade Credit Claims from Coronavirus Crisis

Having initially brushed off the potential impact from coronavirus-linked claims, global insurers are waking up to the prospect of a double whammy – a sharp rise in payouts at a time of big investment losses. Because epidemics are excluded from …

UK’s Legal & General Is Divesting Exxon Shares Over Climate Change

One of Britain’s biggest fund managers started selling shares in Exxon Mobil Corp., saying America’s largest oil company isn’t doing enough to address climate change. Legal & General Investment Management, which oversees about $1.3 trillion and is one of Exxon’s …

UK’s Legal & General Partners with Amazon to Create Blockchain System for Pensions

British insurer Legal & General has teamed up with Amazon to establish what it said is the first blockchain system for corporate pension deals. The insurer said it would use a managed blockchain system launched by Amazon Web Services (AWS) …

Growing List of Re/Insurers Make Decisions on Post-Brexit EU Headquarters

Everest Re Group Ltd. has said its Dublin-based unit has received approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to become a non-life insurer, joining a growing list of insurers setting up regulated EU operations in case Britain does not have …

UK’s Legal & General Chooses Dublin as Post-Brexit Base for Some Operations

British insurer Legal & General said it will move some of its investment management operations to Ireland to ensure it can continue to serve its customers after Brexit. In a win for Dublin’s campaign to attract financial services firms in …

India’s Bank of Baroda Eyes Sale of Insurer, Asset Management Stakes

Bank of Baroda, India’s third-largest state-run bank by assets, is considering a sale of some of the minority stakes it holds in its insurance and asset-management ventures, according to people familiar with the matter. The Mumbai-based bank is seeking to …

EU Solvency II Rules Need ‘Tweaks,’ Not Overhaul: Bank of England

EU capital rules for insurers need some tweaks but are not a deterrent to investment in infrastructure as some insurers’ claim, the Bank of England said on Wednesday. Officials from Aviva and Legal & General, two of Britain’s biggest insurers …

Insurer & Investor Group Urges G20 to Scrap Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020

Investors and insurers with more than $2.8 trillion in assets under management on Wednesday called on the Group of 20 economies to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 despite U.S. doubts about climate change. G20 nations should work “to …