Insurance survey 2010: Insurers weigh benefits and risks of consolidation

Helen Avery
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The insurance industry needs to consolidate as regulatory pressures build and margins shrink. Yet last year M&A activity in the sector was at a record low. The beginning of 2010 looked promising, but if the Prudential/AIA deal does not succeed, will it signal to the market that it’s still not time? Helen Avery reports.