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Editorial: Stop paying dividends and Solvency II will be damned

Christopher Cundy reflects on the news around capital preservation this week

French mutual shares €100m windfall from slump in motor claims

Policyholders to receive payout for eight-week confinement period

Eiopa urges insurers to temporarily suspend dividend payments

This approach should be reviewed until Covid-19 impact is clearer

Most UK insurers will pay dividends, despite PRA's letter

Some firms had already planned to withhold capital distribution to shareholders

Covid-19 turns insurance sector outlooks negative

InsuranceERM summarises the views of credit rating agencies for insurance sectors worldwide

Ways Covid-19 could financially hit re/insurers

Update shared by Covid-19 actuaries response group

Danish regulator orders Gefion to stop writing business

DFSA was unconvinced the insurer could meet the SCR

S&P bucks trend with stable outlook for US insurers amid Covid-19 - UPDATED

InsuranceERM summarises the impact of the pandemic on insurance sectors worldwide

US Covid-19 business interruption demand could cost "$383bn per month"

Charges may wipe out P&C surplus as more states file for retroactive coverage

Norway and Croatia stop insurers paying dividends during pandemic

Gjensidige postpones capital distribution despite strong financial position

Analysis

Insurers weather the coronavirus storm - but for how long?

The Covid-19 pandemic has provided an uncompromising test of insurers' operational and balance sheet resilience. Initial reports suggest they are handling the situation, but what are the risks in the longer term? Paul Walsh investigates

Eiopa hits back at the French ICS revolution

Some prominent French re/insurers don't want the Insurance Capital Standard in its current form, angering EU and US negotiators alike. Eiopa looks determined to carry on regardless. The IAIS is treading carefully. It is a fraught situation and some practitioners believe the standard could even collapse under its own weight, as Sarfraz Thind reports

Winners revealed in InsuranceERM Awards 2020

The awards recognise the best insurance risk management providers serving the UK and Europe

Making scenario planning meaningful, effective and manageable

An expert panel at InsuranceERM's Regulation & Risk Management conference on 3 December in London shared their advice on stress and scenario planning, an activity that has become increasingly important for risk teams as they play a greater role in business strategy

Eiopa's Gabriel Bernardino: climate disclosures will become mandatory

Gabriel Bernardino, chair of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) joined InsuranceERM's Insurance Risk and Capital EMEA conference earlier this month. In a Q&A with Christopher Cundy, he answered questions about climate change, the Solvency II review and conduct risk

Writing a new chapter for Equitable Life

Feryal Nadeem started her career at Equitable Life during its financial crisis. Twenty years later she is chief risk officer at the provider that will finally resolve the UK mutual insurer for policyholders, as she explains to Ronan McCaughey