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Turning data into a differentiator

Swiss Re Institute's head of insurance risk research, Dan Ryan, tells Ronan McCaughey how insurers can turn the wealth of data they currently hold into valuable insights, and an opportunity to differentiate themselves from their competitors

Roundtable

Managing assets in Bermuda's life re/insurance sector

A competitive approach to managing assets is crucial for Bermudan life re/insurers. In part two of this InsuranceERM / Aviva Investors roundtable, participants discuss their approaches to asset management and the challenges around optimisation and accessing suitable investments

Ten years old today

Peter Field reflects on a decade of publishing a title that has its roots in Solvency II but has broadened its coverage to all aspects of risk management in insurance companies worldwide

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US-EU covered agreement: a rocky road to implementation

US regulators have raised the ire of their European counterparts with their implementation of the covered agreement for reinsurance collateral negotiated last year. With no resolution in sight, states risk provoking a pre-emption of the law which could see the federal government taking control. US editor Sarfraz Thind reports

Supervisors get serious on innovation risk

Insurers have plenty to gain from adopting robotics, AI and big data technologies, but supervisors want to see them managing the risks properly. Paul Walsh reports from the IAIS annual conference in Luxembourg

IFRS 17

Profit emergence under IFRS 17: The Variable Fee Approach

Steven Morrison continues his series on profit emergence under IFRS 17 by considering financial risk and its impact on contracts with participation features – with a focus on the differences between the VFA and general measurement model, and the impact of risk mitigation

IFRS 17: A delay in the balance

Arguments are raging about whether implementation of the new insurance contracts accounting standard should be delayed. Cintia Cheong wraps up the latest developments in the long-running saga

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IFRS 17 Conference

As firms delve deeper into their IFRS 17 projects and the implementation deadline looms, the enormity of the task ahead is becoming more and more apparent

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Roundtable

How to insure a warming world

What effect will climate change have on the insurance industry, and what can insurers do to mitigate climate risk? Participants in part two of this roundtable from InsuranceERM and DWS discuss the strategic transformations that are needed, and the influence of voluntary and regulatory initiatives on this process