Archive

  • Can governments make a smooth exit from trade credit markets?

    29 April 2021

    Credit and suretyship insurers received significant public support during the pandemic, but participants are now questioning how much longer it should continue, as ICISA chief Richard Wulff explains to David Walker

  • How to make a SiriusPoint

    26 April 2021

    Third Point Re's merger with Sirius has created a big new Bermudian reinsurer. The former hedge fund reinsurer's chiefs talks to Sarfraz Thind about abandoning its volatile old ways and creating a more balanced life

  • How NFU Mutual built an award-winning risk team

    23 March 2021

    NFU Mutual won risk team of the year in InsuranceERM's UK & Europe 2021 awards. The provider's risk director and chief risk officer Iain Baker shares the mutual insurer's pro-active strategy and steps to success with Ronan McCaughey

  • L&G Re's Thomas Olunloyo: the island innovator

    19 March 2021

    Thomas Olunloyo has come from a tough start to run L&G Reinsurance in Bermuda. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about technology and pandemics, and the attractions of the island and his plans to make sure it continues to thrive

  • Steering NewRe through the Covid-19 stress test

    10 March 2021

    NewRe's chief risk officer (CRO) Christian Dahmen was highly commended in InsuranceERM's 2021 awards. He tells Ronan McCaughey about overhauling the reinsurer's risk management function and emerging risks to monitor

  • Germany's interest rate reserve gets bigger - and better

    07 January 2021

    German life insurers paid more into the Zinszusatzreserve again in 2020, despite the new "corridor method" of calculation that intended to unburden the sector. Industry leaders tell David Walker the ZZR remains fit for purpose nonetheless

  • Eiopa under fire over Solvency II review proposals

    18 December 2020

    The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) published its long-awaited final thoughts on the Solvency II review this week. However, facets of the industry and beyond are distinctly unimpressed with the proposals, as Paul Walsh reports

  • ICS capital calculations: onerous, uncertain, but growing in relevance

    14 December 2020

    The global Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) requires yet more modelling work for insurers and some of its rules for calculating capital are vague. It's currently a low priority for insurers and investors, but UK firms in particular should watch closely. Christopher Cundy reports

  • PRT expansion to drive L&G's dividend growth plan

    12 November 2020

    Christopher Cundy reports from Legal & General's (L&G) investor day, where the insurer revealed new targets for its dividend, bulk annuity underwriting and investments

  • Taking a new direction in life

    15 October 2020

    China Taiping Insurance Singapore, a long-established non-life insurer, has taken the rare step of diversifying into life business. David Walker talks to the man leading the move, Lance Tay