China's industry practitioners praise CBIRC as dissolution flagged

Regulator's duties to be subsumed into larger body


Finding a consensus on IFRS 17 leverage ratios

Some signs of agreement on how financial leverage will be presented under the new insurance contracts accounting standard are emerging, but options remain open, as Christopher Cundy reports


Life back-book consolidators shrug off threat from rising rates

Rising interest rates are unlikely to stop life insurers from selling their legacy liabilities to consolidators, as many other incentives for doing deals remain. David Walker reports


Generali and Unipol assessed for BTP exposure as Italy demoted

S&P Global Ratings has downgraded Italy's outlook to stable


R.I.P. traditional life insurance

Low interest rates killed off European life insurance products that offered policyholders guaranteed annual returns. Even now as rates rise, David Walker finds practitioners are ready to bury the concept


Suncorp boosts nat cat budget by A$200m as flooding hits Australia

S&P Global expects "continued upward pressure" on industry's reinsurance rates


Worst days over for Europe's life insurers, says Fitch

Allianz has become self-sustaining for capital on new life and health insuring


S&P Global warns of doubling in Australian flood bill - and hikes at reinsurance renewals

Sector's ceding ratios already rose above five-year average in 2021