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What Will Buffett Do with Berkshire’s $111 Billion Cash Pile?

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. gave him more leeway to make stock buybacks last month. Now, after the company said its cash pile has swelled to $111 billion, some investors are wondering when they might reap the benefits. Berkshire’s second-quarter …

Allianz Plans $1.16B Share Buyback Amid Abundance of Capital

Allianz SE plans to buy back as much as 1 billion euros ($1.16 billion) of its shares amid an abundance of capital and returns crimped by low interest rates. Europe’s biggest insurer will buy back as much as 41.5 million …

European Insurers’ Dividend Growth Unlikely With Rock-Bottom Interest Rates

Expectations of rising dividends and share buybacks from Europe’s insurance companies are fading as ultra low interest rates make it harder for them to meet new capital regulations. Rock-bottom interest rates reduce insurers’ investment returns, raising the risk of them …

Swiss Re Plans $1.1 Billion Share Buyback; Q4 Net Income Hit

Swiss Re AG, swimming in excess capital after several years of lower-than-expected disaster claims, plans to shift to share buybacks to return cash to investors after three years of paying a special dividend. The world’s second-biggest reinsurer announced plans on …

ACE Authorizes $1.5 Billion of Share Buybacks

ACE Ltd., the Swiss insurer with operations in more than 50 nations, authorized $1.5 billion of share buybacks to take place in 2015. The plan replaces the authorization that expires at the end of this year, according to a statement …

Travelers to Post Q2 Loss, Limit Share Buybacks Due to Storm Losses

Travelers Companies Inc. is slowing down its share buybacks and will post a second-quarter operating loss because of more than $1 billion in catastrophe losses, the property insurer said Friday. The company also warned of worst-case scenario industry losses on …