Analysis

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Maurice Perkins: Transamerica's transatlantic negotiator

Transamerica's global head of government and policy affairs talks to Sarfraz Thind about US and international insurance regulation, Biden's tax reforms and the cultural differences that keep his job interesting

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Saudi Arabia embraces IFRS 17 for insurance transformation

IFRS 17 in Saudi Arabia is a story of right time, right place - and the Middle East's largest economy is powering ahead to ensure the standard can transform the country's insurance sector. Ronan McCaughey explains

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Talcott Resolution's Chris Abreu: handpicking the way to successful risk management

Paul Walsh talks to chief risk officer Chris Abreu to discuss the US life insurer's separation from The Hartford, the influx of private equity capital and the impact of Covid-19 on risk management

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UN climate report: insurers ready to drive radical change

Paul Walsh rounds up reactions from insurers, trade associations and industry experts to the findings of a landmark United Nations (UN) climate report - described as a "code red for humanity".

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CyberAcuView's Mark Camillo: cyber data collection first, policy influence next

Major insurers are backing CyberAcuView's efforts to collect cyber claims data and act as a focal point for the industry's engagements with law enforcement, regulators and law makers. Paul Walsh talks to its chief executive Mark Camillo

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Whiplash reform raises data and fraud risks

The UK's new protocol for dealing with soft tissue injury claims arising from vehicle collisions has been operating for just over two months. Shyam Bhatt warns insurers of two emerging challenges to their data management processes

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The US Climate Survey: good, bad and ugly

US insurers' efforts to understand and mitigate climate risks is difficult to discern, but the NYDFS and InsuranceERM have dug into the NAIC's annual survey to find patchy progress and some surprising opinions. Sarfraz Thind and David Walker report

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Eiopa's unit-linked reforms: it's about value, but not money

Plans to ensure unit-linked products in the EU deliver value for money are fraught with challenges, not least on the definition of value, as Christopher Cundy discusses

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Allianz's Aylin Somersan Coqui: with crises come opportunities

The chief risk officer of one of the world's largest insurers talks to Cintia Cheong about her changing role, the risks Allianz faces and how Covid-19 has changed the way risk is managed

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Cat modellers go physical to understand climate threats

Insurers' modelling of natural catastrophes has predominantly relied on historical data, but this approach is becoming unsuitable as the climate changes. Paul Walsh investigates the new techniques being developed

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UK's PRT market set to soar after quiet H1

Pension risk transfer (PRT) activity in the UK was subdued during the first half of this year, but insurance experts tell Ronan McCaughey they expect an incredibly busy H2

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Catastrophe modellers are red hot on climate

InsuranceERM's annual roundup of developments among catastrophe modellers and platform providers finds one overwhelming theme: the need to provide insurers with better ways to understand the impact of climate change on risk. Cintia Cheong, Christopher Cundy, Ronan McCaughey and Paul Walsh report

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Insurers struggle to explain LDTI volatility to stakeholders

From communication to interpretation, experts discussed their challenges with implementing the incoming US life insurance accounting standard at last week's webinar. Cintia Cheong reports

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Inigo Insurance: have fun, build something amazing

Richard Watson, co-founder of the specialty re/insurance startup, talks to Paul Walsh about the importance of enjoying work, dealing with sceptics and an ego-free approach to risk management

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UK's ideas for Solvency II neglect risk margin design

"Do what you want, but it needs to be smaller and less volatile" seems to be the country's reaction to reforming the controversial risk margin. Christopher Cundy reports

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Insurers face "carrot or stick" decisions on climate change

Underwriters' response to climate change in their day-to-day business has become a major bone of contention and is often boiling down to a debate over whether the focus should be on incentives or punishments. Paul Walsh reports

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US climate risk: towards global alignment?

The US response to climate change has been complicated by inconsistent disclosure, muddled models and divergent state standards. Now the federal government is beginning to act, is the country's insurance sector ready to step up? Sarfraz Thind reports

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Africa Specialty Risks aims for a continental shift

Christopher Cundy talks to co-founders Mikir Shah and Bryan Howett about how and why they established an Africa-focused reinsurer in the midst of a pandemic, and their ambition to make an impression in the diverse continent

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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