Archive

  • US property rate debate rages as natcats soar

    08 February 2024

    Demands for higher rates for homeowners coverage are creating tensions among consumer groups, regulators and underwriters. Sarfraz Thind reports on attempts to sustain the market as natural catastrophe losses mount

  • Inducements debate throws RIS into the slow lane

    06 February 2024

    With the end of the current political mandate in sight and the legislative calendar looking busy, the Retail Investment Strategy now has to overcome a tight deadline and contentious points of debate. Joshua Geer reports

  • Regulators' 2024 priorities: Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands

    31 January 2024

    Insurance regulators explain why third-party IT risk, credit risk, sustainability and managing silent cyber coverage will be among their top concerns this year. Ronan McCaughey reports

  • Didier Millerot on the "dual transition", Solvency II and the future of regulation

    29 January 2024

    The European Commission's head of insurance talks to Joshua Geer about the Solvency II review, the two major challenges facing insurers and what the future regulatory landscape will look like

  • Top 2024 priorities for UK and Irish insurance regulators

    24 January 2024

    The Prudential Regulation Authority and the Central Bank of Ireland detail what insurers can expect from them in 2024 on topics ranging from Solvency UK, liquidity risk, AI, climate risk and operational resilience. Ronan McCaughey explains

  • Tokio Marine on the challenges of international expansion

    16 January 2024

    A stagnating domestic economy and entrenched markets have led Japan's insurers overseas in search of growth. Tokio Marine's internationally-experienced head of risk, Yoshihiro Matsuzaki, tells Sarfraz Thind how he is managing the risks of this new world

  • Thabile Nyaba: tackling poverty, climate risk and diversity in South Africa

    09 January 2024

    Old Mutual Insure's chief risk and sustainability officer explains how poverty, climate risk and geopolitics are impacting South Africa's insurance market. Nevertheless, she says there are many opportunities for insurers. Ronan McCaughey writes

  • Regulating AI is becoming a minefield for insurers and watchdogs

    29 December 2023

    Legislators and regulators are taking steps towards policing the use of artificial intelligence (AI), but insurers will face a variety of frameworks and the challenges are plentiful. Paul Walsh 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

  • Eiopa's Fausto Parente: we are not creating reinsurance barriers

    07 December 2023

    The executive director of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) talks to Paul Walsh about the authority's approach to reinsurance supervision, lapse risk and concerns with current EU developments