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  • Life ILS markets feel the heat from high rates

    29 May 2024

    It has been a tough period for the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, afflicted by higher interest rates and unexpected losses. But participants are hopeful of a revival, as Christopher Cundy reports

  • Solvency II risk margin reform liberates at least £13bn of capital for UK insurers

    13 May 2024

    InsuranceERM analysis of top 20 insurers reveal companies with largest savings

  • Asset-intensive reinsurance intensively assessed

    09 April 2024

    The NAIC is drawing up proposals to tackle asset-intensive reinsurance as regulators worry about the vast volumes of risk being ceded outside the US. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • What to expect from Solvency II's LTG reforms

    08 March 2024

    Analysts at Milliman examine the amendments to the long-term guarantees (LTG) elements of Solvency II and how they will affect European insurers

  • The red flags for private equity in insurance

    06 March 2024

    Supervisors have their sights set on private equity-backed insurers, but what precisely are the business practices at issue? Christopher Cundy and Sarfraz Thind summarise the view from the market

  • 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