Italian rankings

Life & Pensions Rankings Italy 2008

Italy has proved to be a relatively sheltered domain for insurance companies, compared with the stormy waters elsewhere in Europe following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which was counterparty to a large number of index-linked insurance products. Although it was painful, it did not cause any long-term damage.

According to Laura Santori, Italy team leader for Standard & Poor's - which was voted the leading ratings agency by respondents to the rankings poll - the main casualties of the slowdown