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03/2015 M&A in insurance: start of a new wave?

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) tend to come in waves. After declining sharply in the wake of the financial crisis, overall M&A activity in the insurance sector has been relatively low in recent years and has only just started to increase. Surveys also suggest sentiment towards M&A is turning as insurers look for ways to deploy excess capital, boost or diversify revenue growth, build scale and ultimately bolster profitability in the face of ongoing economic headwinds.

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02/2015 Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2014: convective and winter storms generate most losses

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01/2015 Keeping healthy in the emerging markets: insurance can help

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