Analysis

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"The Solvency II review is a Herculean task for regulators"

Talanx's chief risk officer Gerhard Stahl talks to David Walker about the 2020 review of Solvency II, how to improve risk reporting, and the story behind ESG integration

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What is stalling the growth of the patent insurance market?

In his fourth article on insuring intangible risks, Tim Freestone investigates the limitations of the patent protection markets and how growth could be stimulated

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US flood insurance: new model, new hope?

The federal flood insurance system has been setting milestones in mismanagement since it was introduced in 1968. Will a new risk model and other guidance improve the situation, and allow private insurers to participate? Sarfraz Thind reports

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Actuarial recruitment: IFRS 17 delay pauses contractor demand

Insurance actuaries remain in demand for traditional tasks as well as a growing range of non-traditional jobs. But recruitment consultants are still waiting to see an IFRS 17-related surge, as Cintia Cheong reports

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Learning the lessons from internal model change

Defining and implementing changes to internal models has challenged insurers, but a new industry report sheds some light on the best approaches to managing the process. Christopher Cundy reports

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A shake-up of Australian earthquake modelling

David Walker finds that much has changed in the risk models used to assess the country's seismic hazard - and in the mentality of the modellers themselves

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Drone risk flies high

The disruption caused by drones at airports has propelled the risk to worldwide attention. For underwriters, it is adding to their considerations - but they also have much to gain from the technology. Paul Walsh reports

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Settling a Scor

The fallout between French insurers Scor and Covéa over the latter’s proposed takeover bid quickly erupted into a very public feud, the likes of which are seldom seen. With legal and civil actions commencing soon, how have reputations been affected? Paul Walsh investigates

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A capital management toolkit for life re/insurers

Paul Fulcher and Luca Tres describe the pros and cons of 10 techniques and solutions available to European life insurers under Solvency II to help manage capital

62002

IFRS 17 Conference: what have we learned?

The upcoming accounting standard for insurance contracts poses several challenges to the industry ranging from skills shortages to stakeholder engagement. On 27 February, experts convened at InsuranceERM's IFRS 17 Conference in London to discuss their approach to successful implementation. Cintia Cheong summarises the findings

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Standardised stress tests top the list of SFCR improvement measures

Insurers have found Solvency II's public disclosure framework to be cumbersome and impractical, and stakeholders complain they're not getting what they need. Now regulators have committed to a review, David Walker asks what can be done to improve the solvency and financial condition report?

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Insurers rank their most dangerous risks for 2019

Dave Ingram and Mark Mennemeyer discuss the results of their poll on which risks are considered most dangerous to insurers

61907

Don't postpone IFRS 17 deadline again, says Allianz

Cintia Cheong asks Remo Cavegn, Allianz One.Finance programme director, about why the 2022 deadline should stay and how the German insurer is managing to stay ahead of the game

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Tunaru report into equity-release mortgages may be good news for insurers

Radu Tunaru's research into how to value the no-negative equity guarantee contained within equity-release mortgages is sparking more debate about this major issue for UK life insurers. Christopher Cundy reports on the finding

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Proposed changes to IFRS 17 transitional arrangements "not far enough"

David Wilson, IFRS 17 programme director at Aegon UK, tells Cintia Cheong what he thinks of the recently proposed amendments to the accounting standard, and how the company will achieve a consistent implementation while leveraging Solvency II processes

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Commission reveals scope of Solvency II reforms in 2020 advice request

In its request for technical advice from Eiopa, the European Commission has given its strongest indication yet about where it might take Solvency II. Christopher Cundy shares his thoughts

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US cyber insurance: plugging-in to growth

There are strong forecasts for growth in the cyber insurance markets, but insurers have obstacles to surmount if they are to be successful. Sarfraz Thind reports

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"IFRS 17 is the most cross-function project we've ever had"

Erich Kruschitz, head of group finance of Uniqa, tells Cintia Cheong about the challenges the company faces with the implementation of IFRS 17 and 9 accounting standards

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Australia raises its game on wildfire loss models

Ten years ago, Australia suffered one of its worst outbreaks of bushfires that burned 300,000 hectares and took 173 lives. David Walker reports on how wildfire modelling has developed to cope with this increasing threat

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The unstoppable rise of insurtech in China

Technology is driving growth in China's insurance markets, particularly among millennials, and investors remain keen to back insurtech firms despite continuing losses and potential regulatory challenges. Siyi Liu reports