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  • TORONTO, March 21- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board said on Friday it agreed to buy U.S. life insurance and reinsurance provider Wilton Re Holdings Ltd for $1.8 billion from a group of private equity firms, the first foray by the global dealmaker into the U.S. insurance business.

  • CHICAGO, March 14- U.S. farmers this week finalized their crop insurance plans for spring planting with critics of the government-subsidized program saying insurers are set up for a bonanza after passage of the new five-year farm bill last month.

  • *Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac would be liquidated under plan. WASHINGTON, March 11- The leaders of the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday announced an agreement on legislation to wind down government-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, jump-starting a long-standing debate that could still take years to resolve.

  • WASHINGTON, March 11- The leaders of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday outlined plans for legislation to wind down government-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that they said would continue to provide access to long-term, fixed-rate mortgages.

  • WASHINGTON, March 11- The leaders of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday outlined plans for legislation to wind down government-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that they said would continue to provide access to long-term, fixed-rate mortgages.

  • Billionaire Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday that he does not see climate change impacting insurance prices "three years or five years from now."

  • NEW YORK, March 1- Berkshire Hathaway released its annual letter to shareholders on Saturday, written with Chief Executive Warren Buffett's usual combination of common-sense advice and belief in the power of investing. Following are highlights of the letter.

  • Falling reinsurance prices point to sector shake-out Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 9:58 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Feb 25- A slump in reinsurance prices is playing to the strengths of the biggest global reinsurers, while piling pressure on smaller competitors to diversify or consolidate.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 18- General Electric Co is suing the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for a $658 million tax refund related to a tax loss the company claimed as it exited the reinsurance market more than a decade ago.

  • *Munich Re 2013 net profit above expected at 3.3 bln eur. *Raises dividend to 7.25 eur/ shr from 7.00 previously. HANOVER, Germany, Feb 4- Munich Re, the world's biggest reinsurer, hiked its dividend after a surprise rise in 2013 profit, lifting hopes it can cope with an influx of new competitors and falling prices.

  • Joerg Schneider, CFO at Munich Re, says the group is resuming its share buyback program because it's in a "very comfortable capital position."

  • SAC to shutter London office in downsizing move Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 2:45 PM ET
    Steven A. Cohen

    SAC Capital Advisors will shut down its London office by the end of the year as the hedge fund downsizes, according to a memo sent to staff on Tuesday.

  • European Reinsurance Sector Doing Well: Pro     Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

    Tom Carstairs, analyst at Berenberg, highlights that results from European re-insurers have been quite strong and explains why he expects pricing pressure to impact the sector in Q3.

  • Swiss Re: Results Due to No Large Losses     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    George Quinn, CFO of Swiss Re, tells CNBC that their strong result was down to unusual circumstances of no large losses at all combined with a strong underlying profit from the team.

  • Swiss Re Chief: Govs Must Manage Risk Better     Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Michel Lies, CEO of reinsurer Swiss Re says authorities in both developed and developing countries still have considerable risk management work to do.

  • Does Asia Need Its Own Version of 'Obamacare'?     Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Paul Murray, MD of Life & Health Products at Swiss Re thinks longer life spans in Asia will drive up health care costs, which presents a big opportunity for both governments & the health insurance sector.

  • The recent dry weather affecting crops across the midwest of America will hit the reinsurance industry with perhaps the biggest loss ever, according to Nikolaus von Bomhard, Chairman at Munich Re.

  • Nancy Curtin, chief investment officer at Close Brothers Asset Management, says insurers would be irresponsible if they bought peripheral European assets.

  • Church Street Marketplace. Burlington, VT

    Smaller businesses that want to cut the costs of health insurance for their employees are using captive insurers to save money on premiums but also to reduce income taxes and transfer money to heirs free of estate tax.

  • Growing Caution in Asia: Zurich Asia Chairman     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 8:30 PM ET

    Geoffrey Riddell, Regional Chairman, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Zurich Insurance Group says there is growing caution in Asia and worries about Europe's debt crisis is weighing on business sentiment.