Analysis

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The beacon for CCR's risk management

Jérôme Isenbart, group chief risk officer for France's public reinsurer Caisse Centrale de Réassurance, explains to Ronan McCaughey the organisation's approach to risk management and lessons to be learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic

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Sustainable underwriting is more arduous than sustainable investment

Axa, Zurich and Aviva discussed their journeys to carbon neutrality at the IDF Summit this week, and how they will meet their commitments to net-zero underwriting. Cintia Cheong reports

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"LDTI will drive income volatility"

Cintia Cheong talks to experts about why reforms to US insurance accounting standards will cause income volatility and whether adopting the standard early can bring any benefits

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The alternative in life

Luca Tres has been a pioneer in the development of the life ILS markets. As he begins a new role at Guy Carpenter, he talks to Christopher Cundy about the past and future at the intersection of re/insurance and capital markets

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No room for complacency in 2021 Atlantic hurricane season

Forecasters have predicted another "above-normal" hurricane season, although not as bad as 2020. But as the season gets underway, insurers and catastrophe modellers have stressed there is no place for complacency. Paul Walsh reports

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Covid-19 and technology challenge the three lines model

The "three lines of defence" model has pervaded insurers' approach to risk management, but how is it standing up to a rapidly changing environment? Cintia Cheong talks to the authors of a major CRO Forum report, and other experts, to find out

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Country profile: Spain

Paul Walsh talks to Spain's insurers about their priorities for reforming Solvency II's matching and volatility adjustment, the impact of low interest rates and Covid-19, and how technology is changing the market

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UK use of matching adjustment keeps growing

Christopher Cundy delves into the 2020 solvency reports to find insurers have enjoyed an increase in their capital benefit by more than 10% on the previous year

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How much is IFRS 17 costing the insurance industry?

Insurers are 19 months away from having to implement the new contract accounting standard and it is already costing them more than anticipated. Cintia Cheong finds out why

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Grey swan risks to put insurers in a flap

Climate change, a massive cyber-attack and geopolitical instability are just some of the grey swan risks worrying insurers. CROs tell Ronan McCaughey how they are preparing for these threats, should the worst happen

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Mosaic: building it piece by piece

Mitch Blaser has spent a half century in the Bermudian insurance industry. Now he has returned with Mosaic, a specialty insurer that may just sate his appetite for new ventures. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about what brought him back

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The BMA's environmental evolution

Bermuda has embarked on a plan to make the territory a hub for insurance climate work. The island's insurance regulator, Gerald Gakundi, discusses its role in tackling the climate risk conundrum with Sarfraz Thind

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Can governments make a smooth exit from trade credit markets?

Credit and suretyship insurers received significant public support during the pandemic, but participants are now questioning how much longer it should continue, as ICISA chief Richard Wulff explains to David Walker

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How to make a SiriusPoint

Third Point Re's merger with Sirius has created a big new Bermudian reinsurer. The former hedge fund reinsurer's chiefs talks to Sarfraz Thind about abandoning its volatile old ways and creating a more balanced life

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Aviva's Ben Luckett: risk management is where some of the most exciting technologies reside

Ben Luckett was named Aviva's chief innovation officer in January with a remit to propel the firm's digital development. He explains to Paul Walsh how its tech strategy has evolved and what's in store for risk management

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MS Amlin AG's Catherine Farnworth: Covid-19 has increased the visibility of the risk team

The chief risk officer of MS Amlin's reinsurance business talks to Paul Walsh about how 2020's events have shaped strategy and how the status of the risk management function has evolved.

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Bermuda's finance minister: insurance business helped us survive Covid-19

Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson sat down with Sarfraz Thind to give his views on the state of the island's re/insurance business, the continued dangers of the pandemic and what the government is doing to foster growth

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Reinsurance could potentially offer IFRS 17 profit mutualisation

Alexandre Tzenev, managing director for financial solutions EMEA at Scor, tells Cintia Cheong how reinsurance can offset the impact of onerous contracts under IFRS 17