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  • Deals: Relativity Matters

    In our M&A roundup for the period ended Aug. 10, two of the top buyers already have an interest in the targets, while private equity accounts for the third. August 11, 2008

  • D&O Insurance Rates Dip, after Plunge

    "Baffling" crash in Q1 premiums moderates in Q2, though financial and real-estate companies are seeing rises in subprime-related claims. August 5, 2008

  • Monolines Are Feeling Safer from FAS 163

    Moody's says that the embattled bond insurers are unlikely to face dowgrades due to the new accounting rule. July 30, 2008

  • Black Box Blues

    Investors still struggle to understand Europe’s insurers. July 28, 2008

  • Aetna's Joseph Zubretsky

    Heavy investment in technology goes straight to the company's bottom line, the CFO says. Plus: a pitch for national health insurance. July 15, 2008

  • The Great Workers' Comp Revolt

    Companies successfully fought the law in California. Will they target other states as well? July 15, 2008

  • Should Monolines Blame Mark-to-market?

    Despite downgrading two big bond insurers, Moody's says accounting rules that measure losses by market value aren't directly responsible for diminished credit ratings. July 9, 2008

  • Despite Subprime Mess, D&O Still Cheap

    Premiums declined by 14 percent in 2007, compared with a drop of 4 percent the year before, a study found. June 20, 2008

  • MBIA's CFO: Taking on the WSJ

    The latest in the fight over fair-value accounting has Chuck Chaplin questioning its relevance to his company — and firing back at a Wall Street Journal critique of an MBIA earnings release. May 19, 2008

  • Marsh Bogged Down by Kroll's Goodwill

    The Kroll acquisition has not turned into the the gem it was hailed to be. May 7, 2008

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