Analysis

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Bermuda begins to move on climate

The regulator's inaugural climate change survey has found the island's insurers could be doing much more to address the issues associated with global warming. But insurers certainly seem interested in making progress, as Sarfraz Thind reports

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Conduit Re: starting up in shutdown

Bermuda's fledgling reinsurer, Conduit Re, raised a staggering $1bn in the midst of the pandemic and has readied itself to enter the market this year. Sarfraz Thind speaks to CRO Andrew Smith about how a slick little insurer got off the ground

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Country profile: Portugal

Cintia Cheong reveals how Covid-19 has affected the Portuguese insurance sector and the prospects for M&A, as well as examining the potential impacts of Solvency II reform and progress with IFRS 17 implementation

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How insurance contracts can help the transition to net-zero

The Chancery Lane Project is launching an initiative to redesign insurance contracts so they can help combat climate change - and you can get involved. Christopher Cundy reports

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Mitiga Solutions makes the first volcano cat bond flow

The chief executive and catastrophe modelling lead at the Barcelona-headquartered risk manager tell Ronan McCaughey how the provider is helping to make history - and the importance of supercomputing in risk management

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IFRS 17 implementation: you have to question yourself over and over again

Daphné De Leval, vice chair of the Insurance Committee of the Actuarial Association of Europe, tells Cintia Cheong about the challenges of IFRS 17 implementation and how the experience of Solvency II helps

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How NFU Mutual built an award-winning risk team

NFU Mutual won risk team of the year in InsuranceERM's UK & Europe 2021 awards. The provider's risk director and chief risk officer Iain Baker shares the mutual insurer's pro-active strategy and steps to success with Ronan McCaughey

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L&G Re's Thomas Olunloyo: the island innovator

Thomas Olunloyo has come from a tough start to run L&G Reinsurance in Bermuda. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about technology and pandemics, and the attractions of the island and his plans to make sure it continues to thrive

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European Commission signals directions for Solvency II review

The EU's priorities for economic recovery and green transition will influence the Commission's proposals for Solvency II reform, while some elements of Eiopa's suggestions look set for adoption too. Christopher Cundy reports

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Regulators should encourage cat model diversity, says Oxford University study

Researchers have shown how the re/insurance markets can benefit from using a diversity of catastrophe models to understand and price their risk. So what are regulators doing about it? Christopher Cundy reports

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Country profile: Germany

Europe's third-largest insurance industry has survived the coronavirus pandemic so far, but continues to be plagued by low rates and poor profitability in motor and home cover, as David Walker describes in this special report featuring interviews with BaFin's Frank Grund and GDV's Jörg Asmussen

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More open-minded recruitment could foster diversity in insurance

Aurore Lecanon from Prudential International Assurance, and chief risk officer (CRO) of the year in InsuranceERM's 2021 awards, tells Ronan McCaughey how more progressive thinking could open up the insurance sector to new talent

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Argo Group: Lessons in effective corporate social responsibility

Argo Group won corporate social responsibility initiative of the year in the InsuranceERM UK & Europe 2021 awards. Alex Hindson, chief risk and sustainability officer at the Bermudian insurer, tells Ronan McCaughey about the benefits of CSR

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Steering NewRe through the Covid-19 stress test

NewRe's chief risk officer (CRO) Christian Dahmen was highly commended in InsuranceERM's 2021 awards. He tells Ronan McCaughey about overhauling the reinsurer's risk management function and emerging risks to monitor

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How women can advance in insurance risk management

Michelle Moloney, Pacific Life Re's CRO, and Sian McAlpin, the reinsurer's CRO in Bermuda, tell Ronan McCaughey about ways to encourage women to enter and progress in the risk management sector

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"We should be asking how we attract the talent of the future"

Ruth Middleton, chief risk officer at AIG Life (UK), talks to Ronan McCaughey about careers for women in the insurance sector - and ways to increase gender diversity in insurers' risk functions

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"We are playing a pioneering role in terms of diversity"

Vienna Insurance Group's leaders, Elisabeth Stadler and Liane Hirner, get more attention because they are women - but they don't mind, as they are delivering sustained success. In this interview with Christopher Cundy, they discuss their rise to the top and how diversity improves their organisation

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The actuaries who changed the conversation on Covid

The Covid-19 Actuaries Response Group won the Judges' award for contribution to the industry in the InsuranceERM 2021 UK & Europe awards. Christopher Cundy speaks to the protagonists about their collaborative project and the impact it's had on society

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Catherine Drummond: black swans are more common than people think

Catherine Drummond, InsuranceERM's young actuarial and risk professional of the year, explains to Paul Walsh what is needed to succeed in a risk role, how the function has evolved and her push for diversity and inclusion within the industry

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Aurore Lecanon: the CRO of the year driving risk management change

Chief risk officer of the year in InsuranceERM's 2021 awards, Aurore Lecanon, tells Ronan McCaughey how and why she successfully modernised Prudential International Assurance's risk function. She also discusses Brexit's impact