Archive

  • The Fed and insurance rules: an eclectic fit

    31 October 2019

    The US Federal Reserve created an advisory committee last month – and Manulife’s treasurer Halina von dem Hagen is joining it. She tells Sarfraz Thind about the key issues the market might want to consider right now, including mark-to-market regulation and systemic risk

  • IFRS 17: what insurers dislike from the final consultation

    24 October 2019

    The treatment of reinsurance accounting under IFRS 17 appears to be the most consistent complaint from re/insurers, but deciding when the standard should take effect continues to generate disagreements among stakeholders. Cintia Cheong reports

  • IFRS 17: on the verge of another delay?

    25 September 2019

    Important EU stakeholders are calling for the insurance contracts accounting standard to be delayed once more. Cintia Cheong reports

  • Hong Kong approaches transition to risk-based capital

    12 September 2019

    Hong Kong’s long-awaited risk-based capital (RBC) regime is beginning to take shape ahead of its planned implementation in 2022. Paul Walsh reports on the latest developments

  • Insurers push for dual-rate approach to Ogden

    16 July 2019

    The change in the Ogden rate prompted surprise and disappointment from insurers. Their hopes for a fairer settlement are now pinned on the next round of reforms, as Christopher Cundy and Paul Walsh report

  • "The mummy track or the director track?"

    21 June 2019

    Steps to increase equality and diversity in the financial services industry are under way, but as witnesses at a recent UK parliamentary meeting observed, there is still much to be done. Paul Walsh reports

  • NAIC forum: technology, data science and Brexit

    30 May 2019

    The NAIC's international meeting this month proved a lively affair. Beyond the regulatory dissection, participants had a lot to say on issues ranging from technology to Brexit. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Setting the record straight on ICS 2.0

    28 May 2019

    Paul Walsh speaks to Victoria Saporta, IAIS executive committee chair, to discuss the outlook for the global insurance capital standard (ICS)

  • GDPR - 365 days later

    21 May 2019

    Insurers were vocal about the challenges they faced from the EU's General Data Protection Regulation's (GDPR) implementation last May. Ahead of its one year anniversary, Paul Walsh considers the lessons learned, the ongoing challenges and what the future holds

  • Top technology tools for actuaries

    23 April 2019

    The actuarial world may sometimes be perceived as a stolid profession, but the development and integration of new technologies means the sector is moving apace. A survey by the US Society of Actuaries highlights the key technology trends in the business. Sarfraz Thind explains