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News

Horace Mann reinsures $2.9bn annuity block with RGA

Deal will help fund acquisition of National Teachers Associates

AIG combines reinsurance operations to form AIG Re

AIG Re includes Validus Re, AlphaCat and Talbot Treaty

UK insurers face climate and cyber quiz in annual stress tests

The Prudential Regulation Authority has sent a letter to the largest life and general insurers

Solvency II matching adjustment benefit rises above €77bn

Widening credit spreads and growing portfolios boost figures by 15%

US commercial lines business improving, says Fitch

Insurers buoyed by strengthening premiums, but concerns remain over nat cat losses

ReAssure schedules IPO for July

Swiss Re to float UK closed-book life insurer in London

Lloyd's CEO says the market must embrace digital transformation

John Neal has called on Lloyd’s to evolve fast or risk driving itself into irrelevance

Technology and cyber top poll of insurers' risks

The Insurance Banana Skins report says overall tone is the most negative since 2007

Eiopa to examine run-off business in Europe

Gabriel Bernardino reveals other priorities of the authority

Swiss Re to push ahead with ReAssure IPO

Targets trillion-pound opportunities in closed-book life consolidation

Analysis

Setting the record straight on ICS 2.0

Paul Walsh speaks to Victoria Saporta, IAIS executive committee chair, to discuss the outlook for the global insurance capital standard (ICS)

Comment: on the Solvency II matching adjustment and credit risk capital

Craig Turnbull argues whether the matching adjustment results in EU life insurers holding a prudent amount of capital to support the long-term credit default risk in their fixed income portfolios

International capital standards: the US's chorus of disapproval

Development of the global insurance capital standard (ICS) has always been controversial. But the level of ire expressed by the US government, regulators and insurers at this week's NAIC conference was unprecedented. Sarfraz Thind reports

German life insurers relish €4.5bn-plus saving on ZZR contributions

The revised methodology for calculating Germany's special interest rate reserves is saving billions for the country's life insurers. David Walker reports

The CRO and pianist who hits all the right notes

Justin Skinner is chief risk officer at Vitality, the pioneering life and health insurer. He talks to Ronan McCaughey about his career, the risk management challenges associated with technology – and Queen's greatest hits

Lloyd’s culture risks sabotaging its transformation plan

Lloyd’s “bold new strategy” to transform the 330-year-old insurance market by targeting efficiency and technology innovation could fall flat because of a lack of talent, the timeline for execution and the challenge of appeasing different stakeholders. Ronan McCaughey explains