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Analysis

Efrag makes preliminary call on IFRS 17 issues and timeline

The EU accounting standards advisory body has acknowledged the "very challenging" implementation timelines for IFRS 17 and shared its thoughts on other potential problems with the incoming standard for insurance contracts. Cintia Cheong and Christopher Cundy report

NN's Jan-Hendrik Erasmus: finding the win-win in insurtech

NN Group has been an eager participant in the insurtech revolution. Chief risk officer and global IT leader Jan-Hendrik Erasmus tells David Walker how the Dutch insurer's tech strategy has evolved

GDPR data requests - a flood or a trickle?

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced on 25 May with warnings that insurers would be inundated with customers requesting details of the personal data held on them. Now, almost eight weeks later, have these requests materialised? Paul Walsh investigates

Holloway Friendly breaks the mould with readable, educational SFCR

The UK friendly society has taken a radical approach to its Solvency II public reporting, creating a document that can be understood by non-experts but still meeting regulatory requirements. InsuranceERM spoke with chief financial officer Paul Harwood to understand the firm's motives and ask how the redesigned SFCR has been received

EU supervisors insist Solvency II risk margin "is not an issue"

Insurers’ calls for a recalibration of the risk margin are being ignored by Eiopa and national supervisors, as evidenced at Insurance Europe's conference in Brussels last week. Aggelos Andreou reports

EU and UK authorities diverge on Brexit preparations

Eiopa repeats its advice to EU insurers to take contingency measures, while UK supervisors step up and reveal legislative plans. Aggelos Andreou reports