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News

Hong Kong insurers eye derivatives, reinsurance to aid RBC compliance

Incoming capital standards put asset-liability management in the spotlight

Swiss Re selling remaining stake in Phoenix

Holding was a remnant from sale of ReAssure

Lloyd's predicts stable solvency in China as C-Ross Phase II begins

Practitioners expect volatile solvency levels elsewhere in China

Romanian insurers dogged by Solvency II compliance issues

Balance sheet review shows vulnerabilities and risks in the country's insurance sector

Large foreign-owned life insurers most likely to want Hong Kong RBC early

Insurance Authority has invited long term insurers to apply if they wish to start the rules early

Solvency II is affecting our competitiveness, says PIC

CFO-designate Dominic Veney sets out the case for post-Brexit reform of the regulation

C-Ross Phase II to depress Chinese insurers' solvency ratios

Regulations will usher in new risk charges this quarter

InsuranceERM's top US stories of 2021

US editor Sarfraz Thind picks out four key themes

China's regulator praises insurers for Covid-19 business support

The CBIRC also detailed some risk failings in 2021

HK Insurance Authority invites insurers to adopt RBC early

IA will evaluate applications based on their merits

Eiopa stress tests push nine EU insurers below solvency threshold

But all firms would be able to meet policyholder promises in stressed scenario

Aegon boosts solvency ratio after longevity reinsurance deal

Dutch insurer transfers €7bn liabilities to RGA

Generali eyes €1.5bn SCR reduction through life book optimisation

Italian group launches its first share buyback in 15 years

Australian regulator rejects internal models in revised capital framework

Revision prompted by introduction of AASB 17 accounting standard

UK will lag behind EU unless Solvency II reform gets radical

The ABI's outgoing Huw Evans, shared his thoughts on Brexit, Solvency II and green investment

Analysis

Legacy life books: a proactive approach

In the first of two articles, Luca Tres discusses the strategies available to life insurers facing the challenges of high capital intensity and low profitability in their life legacy business

InsuranceERM's top stories of the year

Christopher Cundy, Ronan McCaughey, Sarfraz Thind and Paul Walsh reveal the most-read stories that ran in 2021 and discuss why they will remain relevant in 2022

Apac re/insurers welcome the alternative

Regulators in Asia have been busy creating frameworks for insurers to transfer risk to capital markets investors. Re/insurers are keen to tap this alternative source of capital, if the structures are right. David Walker reports

Focus on inflation risk, Lloyd's syndicates told

Lloyd's executives have revealed the risk priorities for the market in 2022 will also include cyber, culture and sustainability. Ronan McCaughey reports

Riding the inflation wave

Inflation has been rising throughout 2021 driven by the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, surging energy prices and global supply chain disruption. Ronan McCaughey asks how insurers are dealing with the risk

German actuaries review the Review of Solvency II

Dissecting documents with a fine-tooth comb is natural for actuaries. After applying one to the European Commission's proposals for Solvency II reform, German Association of Actuaries board member Frank Schiller spoke to David Walker