Archive

  • SFDR's greenwashing risks and millions in costs raise insurer alarm bells

    21 February 2024

    Insurers have described the EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation as good in principle, but worrying in practice. Joshua Geer reports

  • What are insurance-associated emissions?

    16 February 2024

    In the first of a two-part series, Steve Bochanski, Graham Hall and Adam Kallindescribe the concept of insurance-associated emissions, why they're important, and challenges and possible approaches to calculation

  • Brickbats rain down on Australia's property insurers at parliamentary investigation

    14 February 2024

    Politicians suggested Australia's insurers had only themselves to blame for a humiliating grilling over responses to 2022's flooding. But insurers said constructing homes in flood plains is not exactly helping, as David Walker reports

  • US property rate debate rages as natcats soar

    08 February 2024

    Demands for higher rates for homeowners coverage are creating tensions among consumer groups, regulators and underwriters. Sarfraz Thind reports on attempts to sustain the market as natural catastrophe losses mount

  • Inducements debate throws RIS into the slow lane

    06 February 2024

    With the end of the current political mandate in sight and the legislative calendar looking busy, the Retail Investment Strategy now has to overcome a tight deadline and contentious points of debate. Joshua Geer reports

  • Risk recruiters try to stop people "falling into" insurance

    05 February 2024

    Making insurance an active career choice, and diversifying the pool of talent, are priorities for risk and actuarial recruiters in a tight jobs market. Joshua Geer reports

  • Regulators' 2024 priorities: Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands

    31 January 2024

    Insurance regulators explain why third-party IT risk, credit risk, sustainability and managing silent cyber coverage will be among their top concerns this year. Ronan McCaughey reports

  • Didier Millerot on the "dual transition", Solvency II and the future of regulation

    29 January 2024

    The European Commission's head of insurance talks to Joshua Geer about the Solvency II review, the two major challenges facing insurers and what the future regulatory landscape will look like

  • Top 2024 priorities for UK and Irish insurance regulators

    24 January 2024

    The Prudential Regulation Authority and the Central Bank of Ireland detail what insurers can expect from them in 2024 on topics ranging from Solvency UK, liquidity risk, AI, climate risk and operational resilience. Ronan McCaughey explains

  • Why the world should be watching the US insurance crisis

    19 January 2024

    US insurance is the "canary in the coal mine" when it comes to testing the effects of climate change on business, according to John Morton, ex-climate advisor to Janet Yellen. He speaks to Sarfraz Thind