• Has IFRS 17 improved comparability and consistency? The jury is still out

    16 April 2024

    After more than two decades' work on IFRS 17, the industry is still unsure if the accounting standard has made things better. Joshua Geer reports

  • Fitch flags "moderate" uplift in Japan life firms' capital after BoJ policy change

    28 March 2024

    Bank of Japan significantly changed its stance on interest rates last week

  • Fitch turns negative on Chinese state-owned insurer CUPIC

    21 March 2024

    Earlier ratings demotion of owner and risky asset ratio cited as reasons

  • PE ownership can sometimes benefit insurers' credit standing, Fitch says

    15 February 2024

    Effect of private financiers' involvement depends on their strategy, rating agency adds

  • IFRS 17 Conference 2024: early bird ends on Friday

    12 February 2024

    The early bird for InsuranceERM's 'The Future of Financial Reporting for Insurers: IFRS 17 and Beyond' will end this Friday, so register now to save 20%. InsuranceERM subscribers receive a further 40% discount.

  • US property rate debate rages as natcats soar

    08 February 2024

    Demands for higher rates for homeowners coverage are creating tensions among consumer groups, regulators and underwriters. Sarfraz Thind reports on attempts to sustain the market as natural catastrophe losses mount

  • Tighter equity capital rules from 2026 will cull Indonesia's insurers, Fitch expects

    07 February 2024

    Higher requirements are being implemented in 2026 and 2028

  • Solvency UK reforms unlikely to alter credit investors' view on insurers

    26 January 2024

    Phoenix Group's Rakesh Thakrar described the reforms as a "correction" of previous rules

  • Fitch calls peak on reinsurance margins as early signs of softer markets emerge

    25 January 2024

    Rating agency says most price rises are in line with claims inflation

  • Fitch ratings change proposals will ease criteria for hybrid debt

    12 January 2024

    Up to 28 hybrid instruments could see upgrade, agency says