Archive

  • Insurers under fire for underwriting coal industry

    10 August 2017

    Divesting from coal companies while continuing to underwrite them is a 'blind spot' of insurers' climate policies, according to campaigners. Cintia Cheong investigates what four insurers are doing about it

  • Gen Re's Jules Constantinou: technology can make insurance more meaningful

    03 August 2017

    Jules Constantinou, regional manager for life and health at GenRe UK and Ireland, and president-elect of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, vows to make insurance more meaningful to society. He tells Cintia Cheong how technology can help achieve that

  • The ongoing ordeal of Ogden

    11 April 2017

    The change to UK's damages discount rate came as a huge surprise to many insurers. But this is far from being a one-off shock. Christopher Cundy 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

  • Insurers split on recovery and resolution planning

    16 March 2017

    As the IAIS looks to develop a market-wide approach to systemic risk, Eiopa is developing rules that will require recovery and resolution plans from all insurers regardless of their size. This broader approach to systemic risk has split industry opinion and pitted large firms against small. Callum Tanner reports

  • UK insurers emphasise post-Brexit opportunity

    26 January 2017

    Senior management from Lloyd's, L&G, Prudential and the ABI have presented evidence to the Treasury Select Committee. With a hard Brexit now on the horizon most firms have given up on retaining single market access and are instead focusing on the benefits of changing Solvency II. Callum Tanner reports

  • Agenda 2017 part 1: Insurers prepare for another volatile year

    10 January 2017

    Brexit, Solvency II look-through disclosures, SFCR reports, the Treasury Select Committee inquiry into Solvency II and the fallout from the Eiopa stress tests all present a daunting year ahead for insurance risk managers. Callum Tanner reports

  • Reinsurers renew lobbying efforts to avoid G-Sii designation

    09 August 2016

    A move from quantitative to qualitative indicators of global systemic risk is threatening to make the designation process more opaque for reinsurers. Callum Tanner reports

  • L'exception française?

    02 August 2016

    The French government is proposing to exempt supplementary pension products from Solvency II capital requirements, a seismic change that will give the sector much needed relief. Hugo Coelho reports

  • IAIS reaches fork in the road on systemic risk

    26 July 2016

    International regulators are opening up to the idea of framing systemic risk in market-wide activities rather than individual companies. Callum Tanner reports