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The German insurer that paid pandemic business claims without dispute

When Covid-19 and lockdowns came to Germany, most non-life insurers quickly checked their policy wordings for business closure, and sought compromises with clients. Muenchener Verein simply paid out claimants, as a matter of principle, its CEO tells David Walker

Bank of England ignites the debate on UK-EU Solvency II equivalence

The EU is in no rush to grant the UK reciprocal equivalence on Solvency II and has stirred anger by saying it wants to see how far the UK diverges before giving the green light. Paul Walsh assesses the state of play and whether there is any potential for a future agreement

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Ortec Finance: Models improve decision-making

Ortec Finance’s head of research Hens Steehouwer, and senior insurance consultant Frido Rolloos, discuss the value of financial models and how the technology provider can help insurers address climate risk

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The latest IFRS17 measurements, accounting and reporting functionalities for insurers

IFRS 17 Conference 2021 (Virtual)

A practical look at the implications that different interpretations at the IFRS17 implementation phase can have on your initial balance sheet, future profit emergence and ultimately how the business is run.

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Climate change could radically reshape US insurance losses

Re/insurers in the US could face a 20% increase in hurricane-related property losses because of climate change. But that's just the average. In certain regions, the losses might be several times higher by 2050, as AIR Worldwide's Peter Sousounis explains to Christopher Cundy

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Is address-level pricing causing or solving natcat protection gaps?

Consumers in high-risk districts are facing unaffordable premiums for property cover - a situation that some blame on insurers' increasingly detailed pricing methods. But insurers argue that address-level pricing allows them to close protection gaps. David Walker reports

Insurance protection gaps: getting over the blame game

Politicians and civil society tend to blame insurers for widening protection gaps. But insurers say governments and regulators must share responsibility. So what can be done to solve what all regard as a growing problem? Christopher Cundy reports from Eiopa's 10th anniversary conference

Genetic testing risks go under the microscope

Do life insurers really face the risk of adverse selection from customers that have taken predictive genetic tests? Academics think not, and insurers and policyholders could indeed benefit from wider use of genetic testing, as Paul Walsh reports

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Insurance Risk & Capital Asia webinar series

Join our Insurance Risk & Capital Asia webinar series to find out the latest trends affecting Asian insurers in terms of regulation, strategic asset allocation and risk management. Featuring CIOs, CROs and chief economists at Asia's largest insurers, the series is organised and hosted by Insurance Asset Risk and InsuranceERM

IFRS 17 Conference 2021 (Virtual)

A practical look at the implications that different interpretations at the IFRS17 implementation phase can have on your initial balance sheet, future profit emergence and ultimately how the business is run.

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