Analysis

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Annuity profits and RITC top concerns in UK's IFRS 17 endorsement

Despite overall support for adoption of IFRS 17, the UK Endorsement Board has received pushback from some stakeholders over a handful of issues. Cintia Cheong reports on the concerns

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InsuranceERM's Judges' award for contribution to the industry: Renaud Guidée

Axa's group chief risk officer talks to Christopher Cundy about establishing the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance and the other big issues on his agenda

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IPCC report should inspire insurers to create biodiversity protection products

The UN body has warned of biodiversity hotspots that need coverage and the need for more focus on adaptation measures in its latest assessment of climate change. Paul Walsh reports

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InsuranceERM's Risk team of the year: Phoenix Group

Chief risk officer Jonathan Pears explains to Ronan McCaughey how his team has managed the integration - and improvement - of the risk functions and internal models

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InsuranceERM's CRO of the year: Aylin Somersan Coqui

Allianz's chief risk officer talks to Ronan McCaughey about repositioning the risk function, dealing with cyber threats - and how risk management is definitely not boring

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S&P's capital model review: this could hurt

The rating agency's review of its capital methodology could leave insurers facing the prospect of rating changes and possible capital raising pressure, as Sarfraz Thind reports

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UK Solvency II reforms warmly welcomed by life insurers

The changes would include cuts to the risk margin for life insurers of 60-70%, while capital held by life insurers could be slashed by 15%. Paul Walsh and Cintia Cheong get the market's reaction

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To boldly go where no chief actuary has gone before

Chief actuaries have an established standing in the insurance sector, but they will need to embolden themselves to stay relevant. Paul Walsh reports

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QBE's Richard Rees: IFRS 17 is less of a leap for Australian insurers

The insurer's IFRS 17 technical lead in Europe tells Cintia Cheong why the insurer will have to prepare for three different accounting bases after Brexit and explains the unresolved issues with implementation

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Regulators investigate the private equity-insurer love-in

Private equity companies have been acquiring insurers at an unheard of rate. Now regulators have raised concerns over asset risk and short-term greed overcoming long-term sense, as Sarfraz Thind reports

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Germany's insurers ready for the green light

Trade association GDV has detailed plans for national-level reforms in 2022, and is hoping progress will not be stalled by the newly formed coalition government. David Walker reports

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Actuaries at a premium in UK's hot jobs market

The UK jobs market for actuaries is booming, but how has the Covid-19 pandemic changed the sector? Cintia Cheong reports on the latest UK actuarial recruitment trends

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The golden state becomes too hot to handle

Property catastrophe losses in California have soared, with the result that insurers increasingly don't want to underwrite there. Could this be the beginning of a withdrawal from cat perils in other US states? Sarfraz Thind reports

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Aspen's ESG underwriting initiative looks to "turn a tanker"

Re/insurer Aspen has set ambitious ESG targets for its credit and political risk underwriting portfolio. Paul Walsh talks to the portfolio's head, Dan Osman, about the strategy

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Bullish outlook for UK's bulk annuity market in 2022

The UK's bulk market remains buoyant with growing insurer capacity. This year could also see mega transactions and potential shifts in market dynamics. Ronan McCaughey explains

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Legacy life books: targeted approaches to de-risking and optimisation

In the second of two articles, Luca Tres reviews how a targeted risk transfer strategy can help life insurers better manage their legacy books - and looks to the future of legacy life de-risking

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CROs share their top concerns for 2022

InsuranceERM's year-end poll of risk management experts found a myriad of risks on their radar for 2022 - with cyber security and inflation standing out as dominant themes. Ronan McCaughey reports

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Legacy life books: a proactive approach

In the first of two articles, Luca Tres discusses the strategies available to life insurers facing the challenges of high capital intensity and low profitability in their life legacy business

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InsuranceERM's top stories of the year

Christopher Cundy, Ronan McCaughey, Sarfraz Thind and Paul Walsh reveal the most-read stories that ran in 2021 and discuss why they will remain relevant in 2022

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Apac re/insurers welcome the alternative

Regulators in Asia have been busy creating frameworks for insurers to transfer risk to capital markets investors. Re/insurers are keen to tap this alternative source of capital, if the structures are right. David Walker reports