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Credit spread movement hits Aegon's Dutch Solvency II ratio

Ratio drops from 190% to 152% year-on-year

Share risk management best practice at InsuranceERM's Americas conference

The annual Insurance ERM Americas conference will take place in New York on 16 September.

Apra imposes additional A$250m capital requirement on Allianz Australia

The amount is being imposed "due to heightened operational risk"

Get your free entry in InsuranceERM's 2019-2020 Technology Guide

Basic entry is free of charge and the deadline for entries is Thursday 15 August

Zurich reports best H1 results in a decade

The insurer says its strong results show its post-2016 strategy is working

AM Best compares its BCAR with Solvency II

Capital adequacy measures positively correlated, but not strongly

First five years of ICS will be for observation, not prescription

IAIS says International Capital Standard is not a capital-raising exercise, but questions remain

Insurance ERM Americas conference 2019 – early bird ends this Friday

The fifth annual Insurance ERM Americas conference takes place in New York on 16 September

Swiss Re takes drastic actions following losses from commercial line

Swiss reinsurer will not float ReAssure this year

RGA boosts premiums in Q2

The US insurer’s consolidated net premiums increased to $2.8bn in the second quarter

Analysis

Solvency II's biggest unintended consequences

In part two of a Q&A to accompany the launch of his book on Solvency II, Karel Van Hulle discusses the impact of the directive, and how the insurance sector should prepare for sustainability, Brexit and new technologies

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