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Abrupt interest rate hikes could hurt insurers

Moody's spells out how a steep and rapid rise in rates may affect insurers

Generali earns Moody's upgrade despite growing governance risk

Lower exposure to Italian debt cited in rating agency's reasoning

Scor hit with an €80m loss in Q1

The Russia-Ukraine war and natural catastrophes contributed to the loss

US insurers slam S&P's "excessively conservative" capital model review

ACLI submits 41-page document to outline concerns

S&P to release new capital rules by late Q3

Agency may make changes as it faces heavy criticism

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Russia grants its insurers capital requirement concessions

The Russian central bank has taken the decision as the Russia-Ukraine war continues

Sunshine reveals solvency ratios in Hong Kong IPO document

Chinese insurer expects "a certain impact" on ratios from C-Ross Phase II in Q1 2022 reporting

Swiss Re's innovative $1.15bn retrocession deal to bring capital benefits

Reinsurer secures of cover via a hybrid of bank finance and ILS

One-year time horizon for regulatory capital "a key risk", says Swiss regulator

Finma's finding arises from emerging and systemic risk analysis project

LV hails progress in addressing operational risks

The insurer updated the market as it released its 2021 annual results

Lloyd's warns of major insurance claims from Russia-Ukraine war

The market bounced back to profitability in 2021 after a £900m loss in 2020

Analysis

Sarah Williams cultivates new risk strategy at Guardian Life

Sarah Williams found a new job and a new hobby during the pandemic. Now chief risk officer at Guardian Life - and a keen gardener - she is planning to make both flourish, as she explains Ronan McCaughey

Insurers happy with UK's Solvency II plans, but capital savings remain uncertain

The government has grabbed positive headlines with its proposals to reform Solvency II, but the industry is cautious about the how they will pan out. Cintia Cheong reports

PIC's Giles Fairhead: traditional risks are colliding with global events

Paul Walsh sits down with PIC's CRO Giles Fairhead to reflect on today's heightened risk environment, the post-pandemic work culture and two crucial regulatory reforms for the UK's pension insurers

C-Ross Phase II: risk-based capital with social characteristics

The overhaul of China's prudential rules has introduced adjustments that allow regulatory influence over how insurers underwrite and invest - with the objective of producing a social good, as David Walker reports

Kick-off for Spain's life consolidation sector

On the eve of MedVida's first acquisition of a legacy life book, chief financial officer Guy Horton speaks to David Walker about pioneering a market in Iberia

It's life Oliver, but not as we knew it

European life insurers' capital consumption used to give their CEOs indigestion. But the "capital-lite" diets of Allianz and others has transformed the business, as David Walker discovers