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Debeka Leben falls below 100% solvency without transitionals

Group calls on Europe's politicians not to "close eyes" to effect of low rates

Willis Towers Watson to update DataValidator software tool

The provider says the product's processing speed will be multiple times faster in most cases

Insurers urged to stand firm on uninsurable risks

AIG's Brian Duperreault said insurers must be careful about saying what they can cover

Eiopa data reveals extent of solvency recovery by Q3 2020

Europe's insurers still not back to pre-pandemic capital adequacy

The winners are revealed in InsuranceERM's 2021 Awards

The awards recognise the best in the UK and Europe's insurance risk management sector

Sampo's plan to divest Nordea will trigger capital management changes

Market risk will be dramatically reduced, says CFO

German life firms risk capital inadequacy when transitionals expire

BaFin's Frank Grund predicts more insurers to face "intensive supervision" as result of Covid-19

Poste Vita outlines internal model plans

CFO says solvency ratio has been too volatile

Canada names three IAIGs

Five remaining insurers to be identified

Cattolica postpones second part of required capital raising

Ivass's requirements for corporate change led to postponement

Analysis

Bank of England ignites the debate on UK-EU Solvency II equivalence

The EU is in no rush to grant the UK reciprocal equivalence on Solvency II and has stirred anger by saying it wants to see how far the UK diverges before giving the green light. Paul Walsh assesses the state of play and whether there is any potential for a future agreement

Germany's interest rate reserve gets bigger - and better

German life insurers paid more into the Zinszusatzreserve again in 2020, despite the new "corridor method" of calculation that intended to unburden the sector. Industry leaders tell David Walker the ZZR remains fit for purpose nonetheless

Gabriel Bernardino on four important Solvency II reforms

The chair of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority talks to Christopher Cundy about the main proposals to amend Solvency II and what they hope to achieve

Eiopa under fire over Solvency II review proposals

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) published its long-awaited final thoughts on the Solvency II review this week. However, facets of the industry and beyond are distinctly unimpressed with the proposals, as Paul Walsh reports

Mutuals' deferred shares could have saved LV= from demutualising

With the British life insurer planning to demutualise with the £530m sale of its business, Cintia Cheong talks to AFM chief Martin Shaw about the prospects for the mutual sector in the UK

ICS capital calculations: onerous, uncertain, but growing in relevance

The global Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) requires yet more modelling work for insurers and some of its rules for calculating capital are vague. It's currently a low priority for insurers and investors, but UK firms in particular should watch closely. Christopher Cundy reports