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Analysis

The long-term impacts of 2017's natural catastrophes

Following the devastation caused by hurricanes and wildfires last year, Paul Walsh asks the industry what the lessons are for insurers and risk modellers

Zurich's Alison Martin: economic risk should be higher up the agenda

Following the publication of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, Christopher Cundy spoke with Zurich’s chief risk officer Alison Martin to discuss the findings and reflect on the implications for risk managers

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

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

Reinsuring Africa in a soft market: One Re CRO

The young reinsurer One Re is somewhat of a specialist, focusing as it does on non-life risks facing clients in Africa. But its chief risk officer Ross McGee tells David Walker that the challenges remain the same, including reporting challenges under Solvency II, soft markets, and risk models.

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