• IMF takes a shot at private equity-backed insurers

    21 December 2023

    Contagion, illiquidity risk and regulatory arbitrage... the International Monetary Fund has this week raised concerns over PE-owned insurance and advised regulators to talk more about the risks. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • IMF urges Irish supervisor to focus on intra-group reinsurance

    12 July 2022

    International Monetary Fund investigation finds good progress since last inspection

  • UK should review systemic risks of Lloyd's and London market, says IMF

    11 April 2022

    Review of UK's financial sector finds problems with Solvency II review process

  • Prioritise low interest rates and climate change, IMF tells Hong Kong

    09 June 2021

    Insurers' stock prices more affected by climate change than other sectors

  • Most supervisors rule out IFRS 17 usage for regulatory solvency purposes

    03 August 2020

    IMF/BIS paper concluded most surveyed jurisdictions see no justification to change existing requirements

  • Scrutinise insurers' liquidity risk, IMF tells French regulator

    01 November 2019

    Analysis of a sample of SFCRs found no quantitative measures to address liquidity risk

  • Solvency II LTG measures could be more symmetric, says IMF

    23 July 2018

    International Monetary Fund says reserves should be built up in good times

  • IMF calls on India to modernise solvency regime

    05 April 2018

    Regulator should move to risk-based supervision, the global body adds

  • Vienna Insurance basks in success of post-Communist expansion

    22 March 2018

    Pre-tax profits up 9% and GWP 3.7% higher in 2017

  • Unipol's Renzo Avesani: balancing risk and innovation

    19 October 2017

    Renzo Avesani holds the positions of chief risk officer and chief innovation officer at Unipol – a unique combination at such a large insurer. He tells Cintia Cheong about the firm's latest initiatives and how it is adapting to life under Solvency II