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German life book consolidation: cultural shift needed

Following the sale of Generali Leben to Viridium, the largest-ever transfer of a German life book, participants are hopeful it will convince doubtful minds and open the door to more deals. Christopher Cundy reports

Finding the goal in insurtech - part one: the investors

Strategies for capitalising on new insurance technologies are as varied as the technologies themselves. In part one of this series of interviews, Cintia Cheong talks to insurtech investors about the most promising areas for tech development, and how they are making their investments

Most of Europe's non-life business "marginal or loss-making" in 2017

Analysis by Insurance Risk Data of combined ratios reveals marine, aviation and transport is the sector with the least profitable premiums. David Walker reports

Tokio Marine overhauls risk management systems

The Japanese insurance group has upgraded its risk management processes to eliminate manual interventions and deliver an enhanced view of group risk. Christopher Cundy reports

IAIS gears up for a global supervisory regime

Since the International Association of Insurance Supervisors introduced the Insurance Capital Standard in 2016, the industry and some supervisors have pushed for fundamental changes in a number of areas. With a new consultation package, the IAIS aspires to square the circle. Aggelos Andreou reports

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