Solvency II News

Generali Completes Sale of Belgium Unit to Bermuda Re/Insurance Group Athora

Assicurazioni Generali SpA announced the closing of the sale of its entire stake in Generali Belgium SA to Athora Holding Ltd. for approximately €540 million ($618.9 million). The deal was first announced on April 18, 2018. The company will be …

Randall & Quilter to Acquire Coffey Group’s Irish Captive

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (R&Q) announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Western Captive Insurance Company Designated Activity Company (WCIC) from the Coffey Group of companies in Ireland. WCIC is Coffey’s Irish-domiciled captive insurance company. The …

Generali to Sell Belgian Operations to Athora Holding for $668.3M in Cash

Italy’s Generali has agreed to sell its Belgian operations to Athora Holding Ltd. for approximately €540 million ($668.3 million) in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2018, subject to regulatory approvals. Generali Belgium S.A. …

Bank of England Will Not ‘Go Soft’ on Enforcing EU Solvency II Capital Rules

The Bank of England will not “go soft” on enforcing European Union capital rules for insurers, but will look at ways to make it easier for new entrants to boost competition in the industry, its deputy governor Sam Woods said …

Willis Towers Watson Launches Updated Capital Modeling Platform, Igloo 5

Willis Towers Watson has launched Igloo 5, an update to its financial modeling platform. The broker said Igloo 5 brings a number of key improvements including: Greatly improved model runtime Ready for use-based licensing and full implementation in the cloud …

EU Wants Insurers to Plug Investment Gap, but Bank Partners Needed: Regulator

Efforts to get insurers to plug Europe’s investment gap by backing riskier assets could be undermined if banks are unwilling to share crucial credit data with them, a European Union insurance regulator said. EU insurance capital rules known as Solvency …

4 European Reinsurers Maintain Pricing Discipline in Tough Market: Fitch

The four largest European reinsurers – Munich Re, Swiss Re, Hannover Re and SCOR – have largely maintained pricing and policy terms without a significant drop in their business volumes, despite relentless soft market conditions, according to Fitch Ratings. Fitch …

Allianz Sells Private Bank OLB to Private Equity Firm Apollo for $336M

German insurer Allianz said it had agreed to sell its 90 percent stake in private bank Oldenburgische Landesbank (OLB) to U.S. private equity firm Apollo for 300 million euros ($336 million). Apollo, which is consolidating the northern German banking market …

Legacy Specialist Compre to Acquire Irish Captive Insurer Equinox CA Europe

Compre, the independent insurance and reinsurance legacy specialist, today announces it has agreed to acquire Equinox CA Europe, a captive insurer of global engineering and construction conglomerate SNC-Lavalin. The Ireland-based captive insured the activities of SNC-Lavalin’s business in France from …

Transamerica Owner Aegon’s Profits Up; Shares Drop on Solvency Concerns

Aegon, the Dutch insurer that does most of its business in the United States, on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of 378 million euros ($411 million), helped by the performance of its investment portfolio. [Editor’s note: Aegon’s Q1 net income …