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AM Best compares its BCAR with Solvency II

Capital adequacy measures positively correlated, but not strongly

First five years of ICS will be for observation, not prescription

IAIS says International Capital Standard is not a capital-raising exercise, but questions remain

Swiss Re takes drastic actions following losses from commercial line

Swiss reinsurer will not float ReAssure this year

Coface submits application for Solvency II partial internal model

Switch from standard formula will mitigate planned changes to calibrations

Kuvare to snap up Lincoln Benefit Life Company

It will become the third US life insurance business acquired by Kuvare since 2016

Just Group boosts bulk annuity sales, pilots NNEG hedge transaction

Falling risk-free rates and house prices dent solvency ratio

PRA consults on rules for group capital eligibility

Subordinated liabilities and preference shares could count towards group own funds

Run-off specialist Darag purchases closed reinsurer of African risk

Deal marks Darag's first entry to UK market

Analysis

Solvency II's biggest unintended consequences

In part two of a Q&A to accompany the launch of his book on Solvency II, Karel Van Hulle discusses the impact of the directive, and how the insurance sector should prepare for sustainability, Brexit and new technologies

Setting the record straight on ICS 2.0

Paul Walsh speaks to Victoria Saporta, IAIS executive committee chair, to discuss the outlook for the global insurance capital standard (ICS)

Decoding IFRS 17 from an investment perspective

Efforts by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to clarify the definition of investment components within an insurance contract have been welcomed by some stakeholders. However, others argue a new proposal from the board could spark confusion. Cintia Cheong explains

"The Solvency II review is a Herculean task for regulators"

Talanx's chief risk officer Gerhard Stahl talks to David Walker about the 2020 review of Solvency II, how to improve risk reporting, and the story behind ESG integration

Learning the lessons from internal model change

Defining and implementing changes to internal models has challenged insurers, but a new industry report sheds some light on the best approaches to managing the process. Christopher Cundy reports

A capital management toolkit for life re/insurers

Paul Fulcher and Luca Tres describe the pros and cons of 10 techniques and solutions available to European life insurers under Solvency II to help manage capital