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  • Insurers happy with UK's Solvency II plans, but capital savings remain uncertain

    28 April 2022

    The government has grabbed positive headlines with its proposals to reform Solvency II, but the industry is cautious about the how they will pan out. Cintia Cheong reports

  • C-Ross Phase II: risk-based capital with social characteristics

    15 April 2022

    The overhaul of China's prudential rules has introduced adjustments that allow regulatory influence over how insurers underwrite and invest - with the objective of producing a social good, as David Walker reports

  • Reinsurance helps unlock the C-Ross puzzle

    28 March 2022

    As risk-based capital regimes such as China's C-Ross are implemented in Asia, insurers will be looking at options for capital management including reinsurance, as Hugo Choi explains to David Walker

  • Connecting catastrophe with climate

    11 March 2022

    Christopher Cundy talks to Nick Hassam and Thomas Loridan, the founders of Reask, on how their physics-driven catastrophe models are enabling insurers to better understand climate risk

  • UK Solvency II reforms warmly welcomed by life insurers

    22 February 2022

    The changes would include cuts to the risk margin for life insurers of 60-70%, while capital held by life insurers could be slashed by 15%. Paul Walsh and Cintia Cheong get the market's reaction

  • Regulators investigate the private equity-insurer love-in

    04 February 2022

    Private equity companies have been acquiring insurers at an unheard of rate. Now regulators have raised concerns over asset risk and short-term greed overcoming long-term sense, as Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Germany's insurers ready for the green light

    02 February 2022

    Trade association GDV has detailed plans for national-level reforms in 2022, and is hoping progress will not be stalled by the newly formed coalition government. David Walker reports

  • Bullish outlook for UK's bulk annuity market in 2022

    19 January 2022

    The UK's bulk market remains buoyant with growing insurer capacity. This year could also see mega transactions and potential shifts in market dynamics. Ronan McCaughey explains

  • Legacy life books: targeted approaches to de-risking and optimisation

    17 January 2022

    In the second of two articles, Luca Tres reviews how a targeted risk transfer strategy can help life insurers better manage their legacy books - and looks to the future of legacy life de-risking

  • InsuranceERM's top stories of the year

    31 December 2021

    Christopher Cundy, Ronan McCaughey, Sarfraz Thind and Paul Walsh reveal the most-read stories that ran in 2021 and discuss why they will remain relevant in 2022