Archive

  • The EU Taxonomy makes insurers look bad at sustainability - but is it fair?

    16 July 2024

    In their first year of reporting, several major insurers have disclosed that none of their activities qualify as sustainable. Joshua Geer investigates whether the insurers or the EU Taxonomy framework is at fault

  • As Europe's political wheels turn, insurers set out their demands

    11 July 2024

    With the EU entering a new legislative cycle, Joshua Geer hears from Insurance Europe's Olav Jones about the priorities for the insurance sector

  • Actuaries urge insurers to stay grounded on Gen AI dreams and nightmares

    09 July 2024

    Generative artificial intelligence might be 'just another tool', but it's one whose potential risks and opportunities demand close attention, as Joshua Geer reports from the European Congress of Actuaries

  • Asset-intensive reinsurance: the Bermuda question

    05 July 2024

    No conversation on US life insurance happens without mention of Bermuda these days. The volumes of liabilities transferred to the island are staggering. But is this a sign of international alignment or regulatory arbitrage? Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Underwriting food security in an era of unstable climate and politics

    03 July 2024

    Nations cannot afford their farmers, and crops, to fail. While insurers can help cushion the blow, experts say it is largely the responsibility of governments to broaden uptake of crop cover. David Walker reports

  • Petra Hielkema: "Some corners were cut" in haste to draft EU insurance rules

    01 July 2024

    The chair of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa), speaks to Ronan McCaughey about the highs and lows for the insurance industry following the past European parliamentary term, lessons learnt and emerging risks to watch

  • US insurers behind the climate risk eight ball

    28 June 2024

    Ceres's latest report analysing insurer climate disclosures reveals the holes that exist in this hugely important task. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Suzanne Williams-Charles: Bermuda staying nimble is a key for growth in life business

    26 June 2024

    The CEO of the Bermuda International Long-Term Insurers and Reinsurers (Biltir) association talks to Paul Walsh about the island's fast-growing life sector and her ambitions for the role

  • The mixed picture for life backbook deals in Europe

    24 June 2024

    While life backbook consolidation in Germany seems to have stalled, in Spain it's a more a case of 'full steam ahead', David Walker finds

  • PE and insurance: perception versus reality

    21 June 2024

    Private equity and alternative asset manager-owned life insurers have been accused of making risky investments and running opaque businesses intent on making a fast buck. The facts may not bear this out, as Sarfraz Thind reports in the first of a two-part article