• ICS version 1.0 inspires little faith in IAIS timetable

    15 August 2017

    Despite the IAIS heralding the launch of insurance capital standard version 1.0, insurers say it has achieved a lot less than originally promised. Is it time to scale back ambitions for version 2.0? Callum Tanner reports

  • Agenda 2017 part 2: Disaster and disruption

    19 January 2017

    Trump, the rise of populism, the soft reinsurance market, internal model updates, cyber risk, tech disruption and the possibility of rising rates present insurers with threats and opportunities in equal measure. Callum Tanner reports

  • Agenda 2017 part 1: Insurers prepare for another volatile year

    10 January 2017

    Brexit, Solvency II look-through disclosures, SFCR reports, the Treasury Select Committee inquiry into Solvency II and the fallout from the Eiopa stress tests all present a daunting year ahead for insurance risk managers. Callum Tanner reports

  • My 'A' is not like yours

    18 August 2016

    Fitch and AM Best are wrangling over the equivalency of their IFS rating scale. Hugo Coelho investigates what sets them apart and the implications for insurers buying reinsurance protection

  • "ICS is not self-executing, it is something on the shelf"

    05 May 2016

    NAIC president John Huff tells Hugo Coelho how group capital rules may have little impact on US insurers and warns of the consequences of a covered agreement between the US and the EU

  • NAIC meeting roundup: PBR in the pocket, cyber in a mess

    15 April 2016

    State insurance commissioners have taken stock of their efforts to steal a march on federal authorities during their spring get together in New Orleans. Hugo Coelho reports

  • US on countdown for 'right size' reserves reform

    24 March 2016

    At least 10 insurers are participating in a pilot programme on principles-based reserving, as the regulation edges closer to a 2017 launch

  • Solvency II spreads its tentacles

    29 December 2015

    Solvency II took longer than expected to be implemented in Europe, but what effect has that had on other risk-based capital initiatives across the globe? Asa Gibson reports

  • "The HLA creates more instability than it subtracts" – Axa's Thimann

    13 October 2015

    Christian Thimann, head of public of affairs at France's largest insurance group, is critical of regulators' plans to tackle systemic risk in the insurance sector. He talks to Hugo Coelho

  • ICS loses steam

    23 June 2015

    Plans to introduce a global standard for insurance capital have altered, with the International Association of Insurance Supervisors opening the door to differentiated implementation at the national level. Hugo Coelho reports