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South Africa commits $1.4bn to restore solvency at Sasria

State-owned political violence insurer suffered enormous losses in last year's riots

Europe's insurers repair Covid damage to solvency ratios

Eiopa data reveals patterns of ratios, premiums and claims

Abrupt interest rate hikes could hurt insurers

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

Scor hit with an €80m loss in Q1

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

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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

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

Eiopa's 2021 stress test raises concerns on transitional measures

EU authority issues six recommendations following last year's test

Analysis

Bigger does not mean better for insurers

Expanding an insurance business in good times typically meant growing profits. In today's tougher economic environment, Europe's largest insurers are being much more prudent about spending capital, and are only considering very careful expansion, as David Walker writes

Scepticism about the UK's Solvency II savings

The UK government is projecting a meaningful reduction in capital requirements from its prudential regulation reforms. But some question whether the redesign will make any difference, as Christopher Cundy reports

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 to 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

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