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Hong Kong insurers eye derivatives, reinsurance to aid RBC compliance

Incoming capital standards put asset-liability management in the spotlight

Romanian insurers dogged by Solvency II compliance issues

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

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

Generali eyes €1.5bn SCR reduction through life book optimisation

Italian group launches its first share buyback in 15 years

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

InsuranceERM UK & Europe 2022 awards - last day for entries!

The deadline for award entries is today

Allianz's $35bn US life reinsurance deal to free up €3.6bn of capital

Move will help German group reach 13%-plus return on equity target

Bain pledges its takeover deal will de-risk LV

Private equity firm wants insurer to regain top-three position in UK life market

Use of Solvency II capital add-ons fell in 2020

Eiopa report is based on data from solo and group insurers from 30 EEA countries

LV says it is sub-scale with weak capital structure

Management justifies demutualisation and acquisition by Bain Capital

InsuranceERM UK & Europe 2022 awards - entries are open!

The deadline for award entries is Friday 10 December

Aflac discloses up to $20bn earnings hit from LDTI

No change to ratings from announcement, says S&P

Eiopa's technical provision proposals spark insurer misgivings

Insurance Europe suggests improvements on the timeline and proportionality

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

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

UK's Solvency II study spooks the market

Annuity writers have been shocked by the results of the UK's quantitative impact study on potential reforms to Solvency II and are preparing for a clash with the regulator, as Christopher Cundy reports

IRC Americas: Covering all bases and dealing with curveballs

What do chief risk officers (CROs) highlight as their biggest concern? It could be the sheer multitude of risks they have to face, as Ronan McCaughey reports from the Insurance Risk & Capital Americas conference