Two-tier insurance company capital standards proposed by Fed

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The concept is to treat exceptionally large firms differently from others within the industry. The Federal Reserve proposed new insurance company capital standards as a part of a two tiered system that had already been expected for the industry and that is expected to provide significant protection for the American economy. Within this system, major insurers are going to have different capital requirements applied to them. Prudential Financial Inc. and American International Group Inc. will both have different insurance company capital standards applied to them due to their size and…

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European insurance industry sees major promise in the east

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European insurance industry sets sights on China Many sectors in the global insurance industry have been experiencing exceptional growth in recent years. For European insurance giants, Asia is becoming the most attractive market in the world. Prudential, the largest insurer in Europe, claims that the best investments that the insurance industry can make are in Asia. Prudential CEO Tidjane Thiam notes that China, in particular, is home to the fastest growing sector of the insurance industry, making the country very attractive to investors despite some of the restrictions imposed on…

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Insurance news from Prudential reveals new $590 million deal

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This Asian acquisition may put added pressure on its competitor, AIA Group. Insurance news from the Asia Pacific region has shown that Prudential PLC has just entered into an acquisition agreement to buy the coverage unit from Thanachart Bank in Thailand, for a reported $590 million, in cash. This will double the insurer’s current market share within that Asian nation. This is expected to add greater competition to the insurance news in Southeastern Asia, which is a rapidly growing marketplace where AIA Group has been working to maintain leadership. This…

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