Archive

  • Insurers go back to basics in biodiversity underwriting push

    17 May 2022

    The loss of biodiversity has been identified as one of the world's most severe risks, but insurers are only just beginning to get to grips with it. Paul Walsh reports

  • Hot property! Australia faces up to un-insurability threat

    13 May 2022

    Record costs of recurring natural catastrophes risk turning property re/insurance in Australia into a niche product for low-risk homes, finds David Walker

  • Sarah Williams cultivates new risk strategy at Guardian Life

    10 May 2022

    Sarah Williams found a new job and a new hobby during the pandemic. Now chief risk officer at Guardian Life - and a keen gardener - she is planning to make both flourish, as she explains to Ronan McCaughey

  • Insurers happy with UK's Solvency II plans, but capital savings remain uncertain

    28 April 2022

    The government has grabbed positive headlines with its proposals to reform Solvency II, but the industry is cautious about the how they will pan out. Cintia Cheong reports

  • The US climate split

    25 April 2022

    The knives are out on what US insurers need reveal about their climate-related exposures. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Insurers begin long countdown to net zero

    21 April 2022

    Some of the world's biggest insurers have joined the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance. Thomas Cox examines the challenges facing the insurance group, and how it can help tackle climate risk

  • PIC's Giles Fairhead: traditional risks are colliding with global events

    19 April 2022

    Paul Walsh sits down with PIC's CRO Giles Fairhead to reflect on today's heightened risk environment, the post-pandemic work culture and two crucial regulatory reforms for the UK's pension insurers

  • C-Ross Phase II: risk-based capital with social characteristics

    15 April 2022

    The overhaul of China's prudential rules has introduced adjustments that allow regulatory influence over how insurers underwrite and invest - with the objective of producing a social good, as David Walker reports

  • Kick-off for Spain's life consolidation sector

    13 April 2022

    On the eve of MedVida's first acquisition of a legacy life book, chief financial officer Guy Horton speaks to David Walker about pioneering a market in Iberia

  • It's life Oliver, but not as we knew it

    08 April 2022

    European life insurers' capital consumption used to give their CEOs indigestion. But the "capital-lite" diets of Allianz and others has transformed the business, as David Walker discovers