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IFRS 17 throws down technology challenge to insurers

There is no single technology vendor offering a solution to the recently announced accounting standard, IFRS 17, and several parts will have to be custom built, according to PwC’s Richard Hart. He caught up with Christopher Cundy to talk about about the opportunities these challenges present and the strategies the industry is taking

Lapse risk takes centre stage in capital management strategies

Since the introduction of Solvency II, EU life insurers have had to hold much more capital against the risk of customers lapsing their policies. Luca Tres explains how innovative hedging structures can help firms maximise their capital efficiency

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Justice Committee's Ogden advice raises fear of further delay

MPs have told the government it must face the "real world" when implementing the new personal injury discount rate. But its recommendations may cause more delay to the process, and pain for insurers as the industry tussles with making appropriate assumptions. Paul Walsh reports

Blockchain confronts the valley of death

Blockchain technology has proven applications in the insurance sector, but can it fulfil its promise to revolutionise the business? Paul Walsh investigates the questions around standards, costs and risks for this emerging technology

CROs discuss - do we even need a risk team?

Ensuring an appropriate risk culture is an important but sometimes hazy activity for a risk team. At InsuranceERM's recent conference, a group of CROs discussed some of the issues and challenges they face in achieving a good risk culture

Enterprise Risk Management Technology Guide 2017-18

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IFRS 17

Solvency II Map

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Europe: Solvency II status

Updates from 17 EU insurance supervisors and regulators on the status of Solvency II implementation, covering internal models, adjustments and transitionals.