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News

Loss-making Qudos suspends underwriting

Danish insurer stops writing new policies and plans to transfer loss-making business

InsuranceERM Awards 2018-2019 open for entry

Be recognised for individual, team and company excellence in the UK and European insurance markets by entering the annual awards

UK drafts post-Brexit changes to Solvency II

Six key amendments identified

IMF supports global capital standard for insurers

Solvency II is welcome, but broader coverage is needed to minimise economic threats

Insurance M&A deal value set to rise by 150% in 2018

Market conditions point to a continued push for insurance deals in the US and Bermuda

Analysis

German life book consolidation: cultural shift needed

Following the sale of Generali Leben to Viridium, the largest-ever transfer of a German life book, participants are hopeful it will convince doubtful minds and open the door to more deals. Christopher Cundy reports

InsuranceERM's Technology Guide 2018-19 is now live

Christopher Cundy introduces this year's guide to risk, capital and asset management software

Tokio Marine overhauls risk management systems

The Japanese insurance group has upgraded its risk management processes to eliminate manual interventions and deliver an enhanced view of group risk. Christopher Cundy reports

Capital modelling: building a better correlations matrix

Correlation matrices have a major influence on how internal models allocate capital, but conventional processes sometimes struggle to make sense from a business perspective. Colin Kerley suggests an alternative approach

EU supervisors insist Solvency II risk margin "is not an issue"

Insurers’ calls for a recalibration of the risk margin are being ignored by Eiopa and national supervisors, as evidenced at Insurance Europe's conference in Brussels last week. Aggelos Andreou reports

German actuaries tell Eiopa: "Stick to your remit"

DAV vice-president Guido Bader talks to David Walker about how the country's actuaries are concerned by Eiopa's new ideas for Solvency II – and the lack of testing around them