Analysis

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The state of play in cyber risk modelling

Sarfraz Thind talks to Jeremy Platt, US cyber specialty practice leader at Guy Carpenter, to get the broker's view on the latest developments in cyber risk management and modelling

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Eiopa's Gabriel Bernardino talks Brexit, Solvency II and sustainability

The chair of Europe's insurance authority was interviewed by Christopher Cundy at the recent Insurance Risk & Capital EMEA conference. In this Q&A he discusses priorities for the year ahead and how Eiopa's powers are likely to grow

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Turning data into a differentiator

Swiss Re Institute's head of insurance risk research, Dan Ryan, tells Ronan McCaughey how insurers can turn the wealth of data they currently hold into valuable insights, and an opportunity to differentiate themselves from their competitors

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Ten years old today

Peter Field reflects on a decade of publishing a title that has its roots in Solvency II but has broadened its coverage to all aspects of risk management in insurance companies worldwide

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US-EU covered agreement: a rocky road to implementation

US regulators have raised the ire of their European counterparts with their implementation of the covered agreement for reinsurance collateral negotiated last year. With no resolution in sight, states risk provoking a pre-emption of the law which could see the federal government taking control. US editor Sarfraz Thind reports

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Supervisors get serious on innovation risk

Insurers have plenty to gain from adopting robotics, AI and big data technologies, but supervisors want to see them managing the risks properly. Paul Walsh reports from the IAIS annual conference in Luxembourg

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Unipol's Marisa Parmigiani: "We want to make sure everything we do is sustainable"

The sustainability manager of the Italian insurance group explains to Cintia Cheong their journey to create a sustainability policy for the company

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Rating agencies warn of insurtech bubble

A glut of money has flowed into insurtech start-ups, raising concerns that investors are fuelling a bubble in the sector. The situation has also highlighted the challenge of defining “true” insurtech innovation. US editor Sarfraz Thind reports

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Profit emergence under IFRS 17: The Variable Fee Approach

Steven Morrison continues his series on profit emergence under IFRS 17 by considering financial risk and its impact on contracts with participation features – with a focus on the differences between the VFA and general measurement model, and the impact of risk mitigation

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Why virtual reality tech could be a game changer for insurance

'The future is bright for insurance, the future is virtual'. That was the optimistic sentiment at a recent Lloyd's event to demonstrate the exciting possibilities for virtual, augmented reality and mixed reality technologies in the insurance industry. Ronan McCaughey explains

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Candace Woods: engineering financial wellness

Prudential Financial's chief actuary talks to Christopher Cundy about her role in improving diversity, reforming its actuarial team and the regulatory challenges facing the insurer.

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Climate risk management: the heat is on

Managing financial risks from climate change is becoming an important issue for insurers. Ronan McCaughey speaks to firms about the tools they use to gauge climate risk - and how they plan to deal with this major global challenge

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US Sifi designations: not exactly dead

The Federal Reserve's work on large insurer regulation appeared to receive a final nail in the coffin when Prudential's Sifi designation was removed this month. Insurers have rejoiced, but systemic risk regulation has not been buried entirely. Sarfraz Thind reports

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EC's Solvency II reforms to ignore risk margin, interest rate recalibration

Exclusive: The European Commission is set to endorse most of the Solvency II reforms recommended by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa), according to a draft of the proposals seen by InsuranceERM. Christopher Cundy explains

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IFRS 17: A delay in the balance

Arguments are raging about whether implementation of the new insurance contracts accounting standard should be delayed. Cintia Cheong wraps up the latest developments in the long-running saga

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German life book consolidation: cultural shift needed

Following the sale of Generali Leben to Viridium, the largest-ever transfer of a German life book, participants are hopeful it will convince doubtful minds and open the door to more deals. Christopher Cundy reports

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US flood insurance: bridging the political chasm

Hurricanes Michael and Florence have again drawn attention to the issue of underinsurance of flood risk in the US. The industry says regulators are stymieing the market, and reforms are stuck in a political logjam. InsuranceERM's US editor Sarfraz Thind reports

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Finding the future for AI in P&C insurance

Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve a number of important processes, and raise the understanding of risk drivers, insurers told Willis Towers Watson in a recent survey. Neil Chapman explains the key findings to Paul Walsh

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InsuranceERM's Technology Guide 2018-19 is now live

Christopher Cundy introduces this year's guide to risk, capital and asset management software

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Insurers far from being family and diversity-friendly organisations

Panellists at last week's Dive In festival said they were encouraged by the insurance industry's willingness to improve policies on work-life balance and diversity, but warned there is still a long way to go. Ronan McCaughey reports