ASR takes on Aegon's Dutch operations in €4.9bn cash-and-share deal

ASR-Aegon combination will create second largest insurer in the Netherlands


Solvency II VA triggers solvency sensitivity among top Dutch Insurers

Volatility adjustment benefits some firms more than others, Fitch notes


ASR Nederland finds inflation pressures worse in life business

CFO Ewout Hollegien said non-life business is less sensitive to inflation


IFRS 17: still waiting for disclosures

The IFRS 17 accounting standard is due to be implemented in five months' time, but many insurers are leaving it until the eleventh hour to reveal what impact the transition will have on their financial metrics. Christopher Cundy and Paul Walsh report


South Africa commits $1.4bn to restore solvency at Sasria

State-owned political violence insurer suffered enormous losses in last year's riots


Europe's life insurers release Covid-19 reserves as pandemic eases

Future mortality improvements likely to be suppressed, insurers report


Dutch watchdog warns of climate change's effects on insurability

AFM warns some property will be uninsurable with climate change


Insurers' cyber-attack preparations detailed in solvency reports

Insurance companies warn an attack using quantum computing may render them defenceless


SFCRs reveal European insurers' Covid-19 stress test scenarios

The scenarios imagined the insurance impact of multiple lockdowns and waves of infection