Western Financial, an insurer based in High River, Alberta, soared after agreeing to be bought by Desjardins Financial Group.
Archive for January 5th, 2011
Potential unprofitability due to distribution costs and other reasons will be a problem.
Other issues include unique marketing and regulatory challenges.
Run-off service provider Tawa plans to buy Oslo Reinsurance Company (UK) Limited from Oslo Reinsurance.
11 Pension Risk Trends to Watch in 2011
•1. Life Expectancy Increases Are Messing With Pensions http://bit.ly/h1FHDH
•2. Maybe Canada Should Raise Their Retirement Age http://bit.ly/eKNfC4
•3. European Insurers versus European Pension Funds: Who Will Win the Solvency II Argument? http://bit.ly/g5ePuh
•4. Should New Jersey Declare Bankruptcy Over Their Pension Deficit? http://bit.ly/dEQBnb
•5. San Jose Voters Support Pension Reform; SF Voters Defeat it http://bit.ly/heX1KU
•6. Will HR Consulting Be Priced Like a Plentiful Commodity? http://bit.ly/e5mOT2
•8. Germany is on the Cutting Edge of Liability-Driven Investment http://bit.ly/g2O1m4
•9. NY Times discusses US States’ Pension Accounting http://bit.ly/hHwDPd
•10. Solvency II will affect Pension Firms ability to Invest Freely http://bit.ly/9ndw9c
•11. Are You a Benefits Consultant? Expect Mergers. Expect Acquisitions. Expect Both. http://bit.ly/9mvrCo
24 Bermuda Reinsurance and Insurance Stories and Transactions from Second Half, 2010
CEO Henry Engelhardt comments: “I’m delighted to see the launch of L’Olivier in France, it represents another key milestone in our plans to grow our business overseas.”