The Swan Group, one of the market leaders in the insurance sector in Mauritius, announced last month that its performance during the first quarter of the year “was not affected” despite the global slowdown.  Rather, executives noted that the firm realized a substantial increase in its excess collateral.  And while revenue life insurance premiums predictably slowed, this loss was offset by “good performance of the activities of pension.”  Moreover, citing its short-term investments, the firm stated that its investment income has “behaved fairly well” in the face of lower interest rates.