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Analysis

BaFin pulls no punches in explaining Orsa shortcomings

Germany's regulator has said insurers must improve virtually all aspects of their Orsa reporting for 2018. David Walker reports

ICS version 1.0 inspires little faith in IAIS timetable

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

Insurers under fire for underwriting coal industry

Divesting from coal companies while continuing to underwrite them is a 'blind spot' of insurers' climate policies, according to campaigners. Cintia Cheong investigates what four insurers are doing about it

Solvency II's legacy for risk teams is dull, repetitive work

...so chief risk officers (CROs) need to find interesting new work – of which there is no shortage, says Stephen Coombes, interim CRO at Unum UK. He talks to David Walker about how the risk function can evolve to maintain its relevance

UK insurers' Brexit choices become a test of EU regulatory convergence

Eiopa's opinion on Brexit may have scotched the plans of London firms hoping to reinsure 100% of EU risks back to the City. But are some regulators offering a lighter-touch version of the rules than others? Callum Tanner reports

MA optimisation: the experience at LV=

The matching adjustment (MA) is a vital element of the Solvency II package to annuity underwriters, but making the most of it is challenging. In this article, James Sharpe, developer of optimisation tool OptiMA, and Ed Rayson of insurer LV=, describe how MA benefits have been improved in practice