Sarfraz Thind

Articles by Sarfraz Thind

  • US Sifi designations: not exactly dead

    30 October 2018

    The Federal Reserve's work on large insurer regulation appeared to receive a final nail in the coffin when Prudential's Sifi designation was removed this month. Insurers have rejoiced, but systemic risk regulation has not been buried entirely. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Lloyd's remains a mystery to the US, says chairman

    18 October 2018

    Bruce Carnegie-Brown says market must work to develop trust

  • US flood insurance: bridging the political chasm

    16 October 2018

    Hurricanes Michael and Florence have again drawn attention to the issue of underinsurance of flood risk in the US. The industry says regulators are stymieing the market, and reforms are stuck in a political logjam. InsuranceERM's US editor Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Hurricane Michael: KCC estimates almost $8bn insured loss

    12 October 2018

    Nearly half of insured loss estimated to have occurred in two Florida counties – Bay and Gulf.

  • Zurich sponsors $148m op risk cat bond

    15 June 2018

    Deal follows first ILS issued in 2016

  • World Cup forecasts: actuaries vs underwriters vs investment bankers

    14 June 2018

    Addactis, Lloyd's and Goldman Sachs take a view on winners

  • Inflation remains a top risk, says Swiss Re macroeconomist

    11 June 2018

    US government running out of wiggle room in event of next crisis

  • AIG hires Arch's Lyons as chief actuary, Arch appoints Morin as replacement

    15 May 2018

    American International Group (AIG) has appointed Mark Lyons as senior vice president and chief actuary for general insurance.

  • Aegon issues first Solvency II-compliant debt

    05 April 2018

    $800m of tier 2 notes listed in New York

  • Telling the solvency story

    30 March 2017

    The Solvency II solvency and financial condition report (SFCR) is causing consternation among insurers. How do participants balance the requirements of disclosure with confidentiality, or interpret this most loose fitting of regulatory diktats? With the first set of reports already published, the answer seems to be, not very happily. Sarfraz Thind reports