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  • MAS's Daniel Wang on Singapore's insurance challenge

    04 December 2023

    The head of the insurance department at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) talks to Sarfraz Thind about tackling global risks and how the country is leveraging its climate expertise to shine on the world stage

  • Bermuda rewrites the rulebook

    27 September 2023

    The BMA's regulatory revamp for the island's insurance industry is set for liftoff. It could remove one of the key advantages insurers have sought setting up there, as Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Why insurers do ERM

    20 September 2023

    What objectives do insurers have when they establish their enterprise risk management programmes? Dave Ingram polled the industry and shares his results

  • Lapse risk and capital management strategies: rewriting the script

    04 July 2023

    Mass lapse risk has returned to haunt European life insurers, prompted a rethink of the approach to risk and capital management, as Luca Tres explains in the second of this two-part series

  • Lapse risk and capital management strategies: back in the spotlight

    27 June 2023

    Mass lapse risk has returned to haunt European life insurers, prompted a rethink of the approach to risk and capital management, as Luca Tres explains in the first of this two-part series

  • Mass policy surrenders remain a blight on Europe's life insurers

    20 June 2023

    But reinsurers are stepping in to help manage lapse risk, and the EU's insurance chief is sanguine about the threat, as Christopher Cundy and Joshua Geer report

  • Inflation risk: not going away, still uncertain

    15 May 2023

    The UK might have passed its peak inflation rate, but that doesn't mean inflation is a historic risk, as Ronan McCaughey reports from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' Spring conference

  • Insurers caught up in the Swiss roil

    21 March 2023

    The fall of Credit Suisse, hot on the heels of SVB and Signature Bank, has sent insurers scrambling to assess the risks to their portfolios. While the hit seems manageable, Sarfraz Thind asks if there could be worse to come

  • Regulators consider capital for climate risk

    15 December 2022

    Insurance regulators are keen to ensure their prudential frameworks properly incorporate climate risk. But whether this should be reflected in capital requirements is proving a difficult question to answer, as Christopher Cundy reports

  • Gilts crash: a boon out of a crisis for insurers

    18 October 2022

    Another day, another UK financial market crash. But while it has gone wrong for British politics and pension funds, the current crisis may actually benefit insurers in the long run. Ronan McCaughey and Sarfraz Thind report