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How to avert the big data threat

Big data analytics promises to revolutionise risk selection for insurers, but threatens to marginalise higher-risk groups. Paul Walsh investigates how the “solidarity monitor” devised by the Dutch insurance association can help avoid exclusion

Mortality reserving windfalls: a reversal of fortune?

UK life insurers have enjoyed several years of unexpected profits thanks to the slowdown of mortality improvements, but recent statistics hint this trend may be about to reverse. Cintia Cheong reports

Solvency II's biggest unintended consequences

In part two of a Q&A to accompany the launch of his book on Solvency II, Karel Van Hulle discusses the impact of the directive, and how the insurance sector should prepare for sustainability, Brexit and new technologies

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Liquidity risk management for life insurers

Managing liquidity requires a different approach from managing capital and must often be considered over different, typically much shorter, time periods – as consultants at Milliman explain


1,700 new SFCR 2019 reports now available in Insurance Risk Data including: Aviva Group; Just Group; Quilter Group; Scottish Widows; Wesleyan Group; Triglav Group; Direct Line Insurance Group; BGV Konzer;, Groupe Coface; Gjensidige Insurance Group; Legal & General Group; HDI Gruppe (Talanx); CNP Assurances Group; Generali Group; Allianz Group; RSA Insurance Group; Munich Re Group and many more

In the Spotlight: Gefion Insurance

The Danish motor insurer is latest to require remedial action by regulator Finanstilsynet after deficiencies were identified in its capital and risk management practices. David Walker reports

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Focus on the USA

Climate risk in the US: time to stand up

Trenchant politics, vested interests, short-term thinking ... tackling climate change in the US is an uphill battle. Washington insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler tells Sarfraz Thind about the difficulties of standing up to the status quo


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IFRS 17 Conference

Photos from the IFRS 17 Conference 2019, which took place on 27 February in London.


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Insurance ERM Americas

The premier event for CROs, Chief Actuaries and Regulators to debate on the most pressing issues facing risk professionals.

Insurance & Climate Risk Americas 2019

The insurance and climate risk session will look at how the risk, actuarial, investment and underwriting teams at re/insurers are responding to the risks and opportunities posed by a changing climate and extreme weather.



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