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Correction: Equitable Life’s Financial Strength Ratings

Equitable Life of Canada is not followed by AM Best, contrary to what we have published in the June issue of Insurance J…

LIFE INSURANCE | June 25 2020 09:15AM
COVID-19: Life insurers better capitalized than in 2008

According to DBRS Morningstar, life insurers have larger capital reserves than they did before the financial crisis of 2…

LIFE INSURANCE | April 22 2020 09:50AM
Coronavirus and low interest rates present challenges to Canadian life insurers

The big four lifecos continue to benefit from new business growth across their diverse businesses bolstered by strong ca…

LIFE INSURANCE | March 11 2020 02:00PM
Challenges affecting life insurers’ prospects

Canada’s life insurance companies are well capitalized and have strong operating earnings, but the industry does face so…

LIFE INSURANCE | August 12 2019 11:30AM
DBRS not high on pot credit rating

Cannabis may be getting a high rating among Canadian consumers looking for recreational pot, but credit-rating agency DB…

LIFE INSURANCE , INVESTMENT | October 24 2018 11:30AM
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Low interest rates undermining pension funding

Since the 2008 financial collapse, low interest rates have plagued the bottom lines of many firms, including insurers, w…

LIFE INSURANCE , HEALTH | March 12 2013 08:37PM
CEO Yvon Charest sees a bright future, after ratings agencies slap Industrial Alliance with negative outlook

Rating agencies put several of Industrial Alliance, Insurance and Financial Services’ ratings under watch with a negativ…

LIFE INSURANCE | August 17 2012 07:58PM