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  • US Senators grill regulators over private equity ownership and climate

    21 September 2022

    This month's US Senate Banking Committee hearing on insurance shone a light on where politicians have the biggest concerns about the sector. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • MEPs' Solvency II amendments put climate and calibrations back on the table

    18 August 2022

    The European Parliament is set for an intense debate on its amendments to the Solvency II directive, which present a mixed picture in terms of their potential impact on insurers. Paul Walsh reports

  • Fighting fires in the US

    11 August 2022

    Wildfires are raging once again and insurers are under pressure to maintain coverage in high-risk regions. But the industry can do more to help itself and society as David Sampson, president of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, explains to Sarfraz Thind

  • Solvency II in Germany: four insurers below 100% ratio without transitional measures

    28 July 2022

    New analysis from Insurance Risk Data picks up where Eiopa left off, evaluating the use of the long-term guarantees measures in Germany, the EEA country where they are most popular. David Walker reports

  • The UK's Solvency II reform proposals: reactions summarised

    21 July 2022

    Actuaries, US insurers, environmental campaigners have joined the UK industry in responding to Solvency II reform proposals. Christopher Cundy and David Walker report

  • Japan steps forward with ICS-based capital framework

    20 July 2022

    Japan is midway through development of a new capital framework that takes its lead from the Insurance Capital Standard. This should make it a beacon for international prudential rules, as the FSA's Shigeru Ariizumi explains to Sarfraz Thind

  • Czech insurers awaken to digitalisation

    18 July 2022

    Paul Walsh reports from Prague on the opportunities and risks for underwriters in the historically conservative Czech Republic market

  • R.I.P. traditional life insurance

    11 July 2022

    Low interest rates killed off European life insurance products that offered policyholders guaranteed annual returns. Even now as rates rise, David Walker finds practitioners are ready to bury the concept

  • ALM and capital management under Hong Kong's RBC

    07 July 2022

    Richard Chan, Hong Kong chief investment officer and Asia head of ALM at Axa, discusses Hong Kong's forthcoming risk-based capital regime and how insurers will respond

  • Insurers' hidden risk from reinsurance recaptures: the perspective of UK annuity writers

    01 July 2022

    Mudi Ugono and Brad Ashton discuss the findings from a working party on how a reinsurer default could affect insurer balance sheets - and how the management of this risk could be improved