2013 insurance industry year-end review and forecast for 2014

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The tectonic plates of insurance regulation are shifting — with reverberations across the industry. The industry is also faced with significant commercial pressures, including a flood of third-party capital; persistent, historically low investment returns, which are driving insurers to search for yield and restructure their businesses; and a flurry of M&A activity, particularly cross-border acquisitions, as insurers seek top-line growth and diversification.

This review contains DLA Piper’s catalogue and analysis of some of the key commercial and regulatory developments of the past year, as well as some prognostications regarding the coming year(s). Some sections are general; some are highly detailed…

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