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March 3, 2014
04:55 EDTLNC, LNC, HIG, HIG, ALL, ALL, AEG, AEG, Y, Y, PRE, PRE, PFG, PFG, RGA, RGA, XL, XL, ACGL, ACGL, AIG, AIG, SYA, SYA, PL, PL, MET, METAssociation of Insurance & Financial Analysts to hold a conference
39th Annual AIFA Conference is being held in Boca Raton, Florida on March 2-4.
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October 21, 2014
14:09 EDTAIGThird Point discloses new positions in eBay, Alibaba, exit from Sony
In its Q3 investor letter, Third Point says it established a "significant" position in eBay (EBAY). Dan Loeb's hedge fund also revealed it has established a significant direct investment in Alibaba (BABA) shares now that the company is public. Third Point also said it is now one of Amgen's (AMGN) largest shareholders. During the quarter, Third Point exited its position in Sony (SNE) and reduced or exited other positions, including AIG (AIG), Hertz (HTZ) and Softbank (SFTBF), the firm stated in its letter. PRICE ACTION: Following the disclosures in the Third Point letter, Amgen is up 4%, eBay is up 2.3% and Alibaba is up 3.8%, while Sony shares trading in New York are down nearly 1%.
09:03 EDTRGAReinsurance Group to acquire Aurora National Life Assurance Company
Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) announced the execution of agreements under which RGA will acquire all of the stock of Aurora National Life Assurance Company, a wholly owned life insurance subsidiary of Swiss Re (SSREY). Aurora, which is part of Swiss Re's Admin Re business in the U.S., has approximately 82,000 policies in force and statutory policyholder liabilities of $2.7B. The underlying business is comprised of approximately two-thirds annuities, primarily payout annuities, and one-third interest-sensitive life products. Aurora has not written significant new business in over 20 years. The transaction is expected to close in early 2015 subject to customary regulatory approvals.
October 20, 2014
08:58 EDTPREPartnerRe to provide $100M financing for Mosaic's home solar loan program
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06:57 EDTPFGPrincipal Financial downgraded at Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James downgraded Principal Financial to Market Perform from Outperform. The firm downgraded shares due to valuation.
06:41 EDTPFGPrincipal Financial downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
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06:38 EDTAIGAIG upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank upgraded AIG to Buy citing valuation following the recent pullback in shares. Deutsche believes concerns that Starr International could succeed in its trial against the U.S. Government are overblown. It raised its price target for AIG shares to $60 from $59.
October 17, 2014
08:14 EDTAIGAIG unlikely to be forced to indemnify government, says Bernstein
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October 16, 2014
11:50 EDTALLAllstate September catastrophe losses higher than expected, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo attributes today's move lower in Allstate to its report of September catastrophe losses that came in higher than expected. The firm lowered its Q3 EPS estimate to $1.23 from $1.56 based on the losses, but maintains its Outperform rating on the stock, calling it one of the firm's top-picks among non-life insurers.
09:06 EDTALLAllstate reports Q3 catastrophe losses of $517M
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09:04 EDTALLAllstate reports September catastrophe loss estimate $250M
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07:11 EDTMETAIA, MetLife, others contemplate offers for NAB division, Bloomberg says
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05:32 EDTAEGAEGON agrees to sell Canadian operations for C$600M
Aegon has reached an agreement with Wilton Re to sell its Canadian operations for C$600M. The net underlying earnings of Aegon's Canadian operations were C$26M over the trailing four quarters ending June, while its shareholders' equity excluding revaluation reserves on an IFRS basis amounted to C$1.8B at the end of June. As a result, the sale price represents a multiple of 23 times net underlying earnings. The transaction is expected to result in a book loss of approximately C$1.2B. The parties anticipate that the transaction will close in 1Q15, subject to regulatory approval.
October 15, 2014
08:31 EDTMETMetLife provides $150M agricultural mortgage loan to Amaggi Group
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October 14, 2014
08:04 EDTMETDeutsche sees favorable risk/rewards in Insurance space
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October 10, 2014
16:37 EDTALLAllstate files to sell $25M of market value adjusted annuity contracts
October 9, 2014
08:34 EDTMETMetLife, Panattoni to develop three new industrial parks for nearly $63M
MetLife will develop three new industrial distribution parks for nearly $63M in the Seattle area with the Panattoni Development Company, a privately held, national developer based in Newport Beach, Calif. The greenfield sites will add more than 900,000 square feet of high-quality warehouse space in the Seattle region. MetLife will be the majority owner and Panattoni will be the managing minority partner. The largest of the projects is the Des Moines Creek Business Park, which will comprise three buildings totaling 535,830 square feet on a 37-acre site. Construction of the three greenfield warehouse sites will create a total of 600 jobs. Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2015 for Steele and Tamarack, and by the end of 2015 for Des Moines.
October 8, 2014
05:16 EDTYTransRe, Shanghai Insurance Association, Shanghai Insurance Institute sign MOU
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October 7, 2014
10:02 EDTHIGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:09 EDTHIGHartford Financial initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
Target $46.
06:36 EDTMETRegulators to review 'systemically important' label process, WSJ reports
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