Analysis

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IFRS 17's second-order effects begin to crystalise

The insurance sector is beginning to look beyond the surface and understand what changes the IFRS 17 era will bring to business. Paul Walsh reports

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Championing the UK Black Actuaries Network

The key people behind the launch of the UK Black Actuaries Network - Chika Aghadiuno and Mudi Ugono - tell Ronan McCaughey about the aims and aspirations for the initiative and why it is so crucial

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Covid and Great Resignation 'popped the lid' on people risk

US insurance experts at the Insurance Risk & Capital Americas conference explained how Covid-19 has led insurers to up their game as people risk challenges begin to bite. Paul Walsh reports

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War fuels clamour for political risk insurance

It seemed inconceivable that Europe would be in the midst of a major war in 2022. But the events in Ukraine have pushed political risk to the fore, leaving many to ponder how to insure the unthinkable. Sarfraz Thind reports

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Six ways insurers can make DE&I real and relevant

US insurance experts at the Insurance Risk & Capital Americas conference explained how they are fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) within the industry, and ways to build momentum. Ronan McCaughey writes

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A risk manager's perspective on consumer duty

With regulators putting a tighter focus on insurers' duty towards their customers, Michael Tripp discusses the questions that risk managers should be asking of the business

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The future of flood risk management

How can insurers better manage flood risk and improve the services they offer customers and clients? Experts offer their thoughts in this report on the InsuranceERM / ICEYE webinar

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Dive In 2022: creating braver cultures that embrace differences

Axis Capital's chief people officer and Dive In festival spokesperson Noreen McMullan talks to Paul Walsh about the impact of this year's festival and the need for quotas to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)

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Gilts crash: a boon out of a crisis for insurers

Another day, another UK financial market crash. But while it has gone wrong for British politics and pension funds, the current crisis may actually benefit insurers in the long run. Ronan McCaughey and Sarfraz Thind report

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The path to sustainable cyber insurance

The cyber insurance market is growing rapidly, but demand exceeds current capacity and insurers may lose relevance unless they redefine the risk and improve their modelling. Joshua Geer reports

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Ledger Investing aims to crack the casualty ILS code

Led by ex-AIG chief risk officers, Ledger Investing is entering the relative unknown in connecting insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors with casualty risks. Paul Walsh reports

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Ripples of interest rate risk hit UK annuity writers

Equity-release mortgages have been a popular asset class for annuity writers, but soaring interest rates, fears of a property crash and regulatory uncertainty are creating questions for the market, as Christopher Cundy reports

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Plenty of runway left for life consolidation in Europe

The business of consolidating life insurance portfolios is looking healthy, according to participants, as inflation provides a catalyst and supervisors become more familiar with transactions. Joshua Geer reports

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The UK gilts crisis: a worry, not a disaster, for insurers

Plunging sterling and soaring gilt yields are buffeting insurers, but longer-term impacts of the government's disastrous "mini budget" are the real concerns, as Sarfraz Thind reports

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RVS 2022: emerging risks are fattening the tail

The interconnectedness of emerging risks threatens to exacerbate extreme losses for reinsurers. Paul Walsh reflects on the discussions at the Rendez-Vous de Septembre (RVS) in Monte Carlo

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US Senators grill regulators over private equity ownership and climate

This month's US Senate Banking Committee hearing on insurance shone a light on where politicians have the biggest concerns about the sector. Sarfraz Thind reports

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GCC insurers find the positives in IFRS 17 implementation

IFRS 17 compliance is tougher for insurers in emerging markets such as the Gulf Cooperation Council. Despite the challenges, the sector is optimistic about potential benefits, as Joshua Geer reports

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Insurtech's growing pains

Insurtechs have faced a tough 12 months. What was once the land of endless opportunity has become an environment of job cuts and dried up funding. But making the journey from puberty to adulthood was never going to be easy, as Sarfraz Thind reports

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Climate and inflation threats spark response from technology vendors

Risk modelling and management teams are being pushed to improve how they deal with climate and inflation risk - and software vendors are responding, as Ronan McCaughey explains

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RVS Monte Carlo 2022: reinsurers gather amid turbulent backdrop

After a two-year absence, the annual Rendez-Vous de Septembre (RVS) returns to the glitzy surroundings of Monte Carlo during an eventful period for the reinsurance sector. Paul Walsh previews some key talking points