• European Commission signals directions for Solvency II review

    18 March 2021

    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

  • Regulators should encourage cat model diversity, says Oxford University study

    17 March 2021

    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

  • Country profile: Germany

    16 March 2021

    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

  • More open-minded recruitment could foster diversity in insurance

    11 March 2021

    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

  • Argo Group: Lessons in effective corporate social responsibility

    11 March 2021

    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

  • Steering NewRe through the Covid-19 stress test

    10 March 2021

    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

  • How women can advance in insurance risk management

    09 March 2021

    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

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

    08 March 2021

    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

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

    08 March 2021

    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

  • The actuaries who changed the conversation on Covid

    04 March 2021

    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