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  • Japan's slow road to sustainability

    04 January 2024

    There is certainly a will to move towards sustainability in Japan. But with the country so reliant on fossil fuels for its energy, it could be a lengthy transition. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • IMF takes a shot at private equity-backed insurers

    21 December 2023

    Contagion, illiquidity risk and regulatory arbitrage... the International Monetary Fund has this week raised concerns over PE-owned insurance and advised regulators to talk more about the risks. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • 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

  • UK's MA reforms: a fixation on attestation

    24 October 2023

    What do the PRA's proposed requirements for attesting matching adjustment benefits mean for insurers, and will it stop them investing in wider assets? Christopher Cundy and Paul Walsh report

  • Sharpening the aim on scope 3 emissions

    03 October 2023

    Value chain data is a necessary but notoriously difficult part of insurers' greenhouse gas emissions reporting. Joshua Geer explains the current challenges and sources of hope on scope 3 emissions

  • The sky's the limit for "extremely hectic" PRT market

    10 July 2023

    Pension risk transfer (PRT) experts say markets in the UK, US and the Netherlands will continue to soar - but there are factors that may help or hinder growth, as Paul Walsh reports

  • Petra Hielkema discusses sustainability in Solvency II, transition plans and greenwashing

    29 June 2023

    The chair of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority sits down with Joshua Geer to share her views on how sustainability can be implemented in Solvency II, why she is not pushing for transition plans and the regulatory scope for greenwashing

  • 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

  • Insurers' TCFD reporting: differences, similarities and highlights

    08 June 2023

    Now that many insurers have released their Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure reporting for the year, Joshua Geer compares the results and picks out highlights across the four pillars of the framework

  • Insurance risk recruitment trends: salaries rise for sustainability experts

    13 April 2023

    Risk and actuarial recruitment in the UK insurance sector boomed in 2022 and people with expertise in ESG, asset management and coding remain in high demand. Ronan McCaughey reports