Six Things Newsletter | June 29, 2021

In this week's Six Things, Paul Carroll wonders if we will see an avalanche of M&A. Plus, Looking to the future of insurance and insurtech; from risk transfer to risk prevention; better models for the next pandemic; and more.

In this week's Six Things, Paul Carroll wonders if we will see an avalanche of M&A. Plus, Looking to the future of insurance and insurtech; from risk transfer to risk prevention; better models for the next pandemic; and more.

An Avalanche of M&A?

Paul Carroll, Editor-in-Chief of ITL

A financial adviser friend likes to say that “taxes are on sale” at the moment. He’s focusing on the possibility of higher income-tax rates for his well-to-do clients and for the corporations whose shares are in their portfolios, and trying to get clients to reduce or liquidate certain holdings before the increases hit. But this idea of taxes on sale should have effects that ripple far beyond my friend’s client base, possibly including a spate of consolidation in the insurance industry.

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