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Munich Re’s Ergo Decides Not to Sell Run-Off Life Policies as Offers Too Low

Munich Re’s ERGO unit has dropped plans to sell run-off life insurance policies, saying non-binding offers received by the company were too low. “In ERGO’s view, the current value of the portfolios and its potential appreciation is not adequately reflected …

AIA Buys Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Life Insurance Business for A$3.8B

AIA Group Ltd. agreed to buy Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s life insurance business for A$3.8 billion (more than $3 billion), in its most ambitious foray beyond the Hong Kong-based company’s core markets in Asia. AIA will team up with Commonwealth …

Virginia Man Gets Life Without Parole for Killing Son for Insurance

A Virginia man convicted of murdering his 15-month-old-son to collect on life insurance was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole. Joaquin Rams of Manassas, Va., was convicted earlier this year in the 2012 death of his son Prince. …

Woman Accused in Fiance’s River Kayaking Death in New York Pleads Guilty

A woman who was accused of intentionally drowning her fiance in the Hudson River by tampering with his kayak as part of a murderous plot to collect on his life insurance pleaded guilty on Monday to a lesser charge that …

UK’s Aviva to Sell Asia/Middle East Life Unit to Focus on Core Markets

Aviva, Britain’s biggest life insurer, said it would sell Friends Provident International (FPIL), which provides life assurance and investment products in Asia and the Middle East, to a unit of International Financial Group for 340 million pounds ($443 million). The …

Generali to Sell $50B German Life Business to Restructure in Europe: Sources

Generali has put its 44 billion euro ($50 billion) German life insurance portfolio up for sale as it restructures in Europe, sources close to the matter said. Morgan Stanley is evaluating options, including a sale, for Generali Leben which ceased …

Global Premium Growth Slows in 2016 – with China as Exception: Swiss Re

Global insurance premiums increased by 3.1 percent in real terms during 2016, down from growth of 4.3 percent reported in 2015, according to Swiss Re Institute’s sigma study. The report described last year’s global premiums as “fairly solid,” despite moderate …

Pennsylvania Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty in $8.2M Promissory Note Scam

An insurance agent pleaded guilty Thursday in a promissory note scam that bilked nearly 80 clients out of $8.2 million. John Hogan, 77, of Swissvale, Penn., entered his pleas to five counts of mail fraud in the scheme run out …

UK’s Aviva Buys Remaining 50% Share in Vietnam Joint Venture

Aviva plc has acquired VietinBank’s entire 50 percent shareholding in its life insurance joint venture VietinBank Aviva Life Insurance Ltd. Aviva also has signed a new distribution agreement with VietinBank to sell life and health insurance products through VietinBank’s network …

Global Insurance Industry Set to Grow by 4.5% in 2017-2018: Munich Re

The global insurance industry is set to grow more strongly at 4.5 percent per annum on average (3.0 percent in real terms, or adjusted for inflation) during 2017 and 2018, according to Munich Re. While premium income is likely to …