• Efrag makes preliminary call on IFRS 17 issues and timeline

    26 July 2018

    The EU accounting standards advisory body has acknowledged the "very challenging" implementation timelines for IFRS 17 and shared its thoughts on other potential problems with the incoming standard for insurance contracts. Cintia Cheong and Christopher Cundy report

  • IFRS 17 earnings recognition: challenges, opportunities and innovations

    21 June 2018

    Luca Tres and Adam Robinson discuss IFRS 17 and its earning recognition criteria from a capital markets and insurance practitioner's perspective, and consider the challenges and the opportunities this presents

  • Mapfre's Antonio Huertas: there should be one global capital regime

    19 June 2018

    Mapfre's chief executive tells Cintia Cheong about the challenges and risks at the top of the Spanish insurer's agenda, including underinsurance, Solvency II and IFRS 17

  • The thinking behind Milliman's Mind

    15 May 2018

    Milliman launched its Mind solution for actuarial modelling at the start of this year. Christopher Cundy talks to the lead developer and one of the first users of the innovative solution that bridges the gap to the actuary's favourite tool, Excel

  • The challenge of constructing IFRS 17 discount rates

    12 April 2018

    Nick Jessop discusses the permitted approaches for constructing insurance contract discount rates under the IFRS 17.

  • Risk and actuarial recruitment: boom time again

    22 February 2018

    Wages in actuarial and risk management roles are going up, in large part because of the opportunities created by IFRS 17, the new insurance contracts accounting standard. Cintia Cheong reports

  • IAIS faces fresh debate on systemic risk – and clash on capital standard

    31 October 2017

    The International Association of Insurance Supervisors meeting in Kuala Lumpur this week comes amid a renewed debate about systemic risk in insurers and big questions about the deadlines for developing a global capital standard. Christopher Cundy reports

  • NN's Jan-Hendrik Erasmus: "the key issue is how to embrace technology"

    26 October 2017

    NN Group's chief risk officer discusses with David Walker how the Dutch insurer is positioned for M&A, why Solvency II does not need to change, longevity risk hedging and today's technology and cyber challenges

  • The rise and fall of valuation methodologies

    31 August 2017

    The arrival of Solvency II and revised guidance on embedded value methodologies has led to changes in the financial metrics that European insurers report – and not all of them are welcome. David Walker reports

  • Yes, no, maybe: the PRA responds to industry's Solvency II reform agenda

    17 March 2017

    The UK regulator has made a point-by-point reply to the Association of British Insurers' agenda for Solvency II reforms and confirmed its priority to review the reporting requirements. Christopher Cundy reports