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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

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

How to prepare for SMCR

The introduction of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) will mean more change for UK insurers in how they ensure that senior staff are appropriately qualified and behave responsibly. Marcus Bonnell describes the main elements of the regime and outlines a plan to deal with 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