NEW YORK, Dec 19- Even as the Sony Corp cyber attack laid bare the kinds of vulnerabilities that typically drive companies to buy insurance policies, the lack of a risk model for insurers means such protection is not always easy to get. While high-profile attacks at retailers such as Target Corp and Home Depot Inc this year have spooked consumers, the devastating...» Read More
Aviva is exposed to Ireland, Spain and Italy because it has large life insurance businesses there, Andrew Moss, Aviva CEO, told CNBC. He added that overall, he was comfortable with these exposures.
The UK should find the right balance between risk and safety, or risk a hemorrhaging of business out of London, Lord Peter Levene, chairman of insurance giant Lloyd's of London chairman warned in a speech late on Tuesday.
Prudential, the UK-based insurer and asset manager, reported a better-than-expected 25 percent rise in half-year profit to 1.06 billion pounds ($1.72 billion) Friday.
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