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According to figures released in October 2018 by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), global foreign direct investment (FDI) fell by 41% in the first half of 2018 to an estimated $470 billion from $800 billion in the same period in 2017, mainly due to large repatriations of accumulated foreign earnings from United States parent companies affiliates abroad. This comes on the heels of US tax

LifeScore Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. insurance carrier Mass Mutual, and global reinsurer Swiss Re, have announced a collaboration to support LifeScore360, LifeScore Labs’ standards-based algorithmic risk scoring solution. LifeScore360 will be offered as an additional analytics option for Swiss Re’s automated underwriting system (Magnum). In addition, Swiss Re will more generally support the use of LifeScore360 in life reinsurance transactions in the U.S. LifeScore Labs was

The Pensions & Investments (P&I) Research Center in October 2017 announced that it has just added data about pension risk transfers (PRTs) to a new database that contains details on more than 200 transactions over the past five years. The vast majority of the transactions in the database occurred in the U.S. and in the U.K.. These transactions represent more than $200 billion in liabilities that have been moved

The Provider Data Action Alliance, a U.S.-based non-profit cross-section of healthcare leaders, in July 2017 began work on a wide-ranging effort to improve the accuracy of provider data for industry stakeholders and patients. The alliance, which represents health, dental and vision plans; provider organizations, health systems, government and health information exchanges, has developed a roadmap that articulates actionable strategies and vision for obtaining and sharing high-quality provider information that