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Eiopa's Fausto Parente: convergence is the remedy for regulatory arbitrage

The executive director of the EU's insurance authority discusses its new powers, Brexit, supervisory convergence, insurtech and sustainability in this interview with Christopher Cundy

Insurers downbeat on proposed Solvency II reforms

Eiopa has completed its first major review of Solvency II and, on the biggest issues, its proposals have not gone down well. Christopher Cundy reports

A transparent approach to the SFCR

Denmark’s Industriens Pensionsforsikring went the extra mile in completing its solvency and financial condition report (SFCR), providing historical data and putting the quantitative information into context. David Walker asks chief risk officer Pernille Jul Overby why she opted for more work

IAIS faces fresh debate on systemic risk – and clash on capital standard

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors meeting in Kuala Lumpur this week comes amid a renewed debate about systemic risk in insurers and big questions about the deadlines for developing a global capital standard. Christopher Cundy reports

Unipol's Renzo Avesani: balancing risk and innovation

Renzo Avesani holds the positions of chief risk officer and chief innovation officer at Unipol – a unique combination at such a large insurer. He tells Cintia Cheong about the firm’s latest initiatives and how it is adapting to life under Solvency II

Innovative risk modelling key to tackling emerging technology risks

The World Economic Forum has called for urgent innovation in risk modelling and said rapid global collaboration is crucial to dealing with the risks from new technology. David Walker reports