Archive

  • Country profile: Portugal

    30 March 2021

    Cintia Cheong reveals how Covid-19 has affected the Portuguese insurance sector and the prospects for M&A, as well as examining the potential impacts of Solvency II reform and progress with IFRS 17 implementation

  • IFRS 17 implementation: you have to question yourself over and over again

    24 March 2021

    Daphné De Leval, vice chair of the Insurance Committee of the Actuarial Association of Europe, tells Cintia Cheong about the challenges of IFRS 17 implementation and how the experience of Solvency II helps

  • European Commission signals directions for Solvency II review

    18 March 2021

    The EU's priorities for economic recovery and green transition will influence the Commission's proposals for Solvency II reform, while some elements of Eiopa's suggestions look set for adoption too. Christopher Cundy reports

  • Regulators should encourage cat model diversity, says Oxford University study

    17 March 2021

    Researchers have shown how the re/insurance markets can benefit from using a diversity of catastrophe models to understand and price their risk. So what are regulators doing about it? Christopher Cundy reports

  • Country profile: Germany

    16 March 2021

    Europe's third-largest insurance industry has survived the coronavirus pandemic so far, but continues to be plagued by low rates and poor profitability in motor and home cover, as David Walker describes in this special report featuring interviews with BaFin's Frank Grund and GDV's Jörg Asmussen

  • Steering NewRe through the Covid-19 stress test

    10 March 2021

    NewRe's chief risk officer (CRO) Christian Dahmen was highly commended in InsuranceERM's 2021 awards. He tells Ronan McCaughey about overhauling the reinsurer's risk management function and emerging risks to monitor

  • Aurore Lecanon: the CRO of the year driving risk management change

    02 March 2021

    Chief risk officer of the year in InsuranceERM's 2021 awards, Aurore Lecanon, tells Ronan McCaughey how and why she successfully modernised Prudential International Assurance's risk function. She also discusses Brexit's impact

  • Matching adjustment becomes a battleground in UK's Solvency II consultation

    23 February 2021

    Respondents to the UK's consultation on the future of Solvency II have taken starkly opposing positions on the matching adjustment, with some arguing for liberalisation and others for scrapping it. Christopher Cundy reports

  • ICS: the gift that nobody wants

    23 December 2020

    The Insurance Capital Standard continues to be a source of controversy. If the IAIS thought the global capital rule had satisfied at last year's Abu Dhabi meet, they will need to think again. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Gabriel Bernardino on four important Solvency II reforms

    22 December 2020

    The chair of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority talks to Christopher Cundy about the main proposals to amend Solvency II and what they hope to achieve