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Gjensidige pays out 2019 dividend

Decision comes after Norwegian government lifts ban

InsuranceERM's Technology Guide 2020-21 is launched and ready to use

The directory covers over 100 products used by insurers for risk, capital and asset management

Join InsuranceERM's Americas virtual conference for expert insight

The virtual event is free for insurers and will be held on 22-23 of September

Scor raises €300m of tier 2 debt

French reinsurer takes advantage of low rates to raise capital

Lloyd's solvency slumps as capital add-on introduced

Market expects to pay £5bn in Covid-19-related claims

Biltir to hold virtual Bermuda conference

The physical life and annuity conference was initially cancelled due to Covid-19

Generali Switzerland loses its top two CROs

Giselle Lim and Roger Kaufmann are departing

COMMENT: French life insurers and their €37bn Christmas present

Christopher Cundy and Cherise Veerasawmy discover the huge benefits from a change to French financial law at the end of last year

Insurance Risk Data adds reports from Swiss and Bermudian insurers

The database features European insurers' financial and regulatory filings, including Lloyd's syndicates

Ex-Darag CFO launches legacy carrier with €500m of capital

Simon Minshall-led firm is backed by US investment group Oaktree Capital

Analysis

The cloud is a silver lining amid Covid-19

Covid-19 has put to bed any doubts about the use of cloud technology for risk and capital management. The pandemic will also drive more sophisticated risk modelling, as Ronan McCaughey discusses in his review of key trends in the risk software markets

Value creation analysis finds an "enormous gap" between best and worst insurers

BCG's analysis of value creation by insurers has found a massive gap between companies, much more so than in other industries. And the challenges posed by Covid-19 are putting extra pressure on the worst performers to respond. Christopher Cundy reports

Australia's life insurers in the emergency room

David Walker reports on the suitability, reputational and distribution crises that are destroying the profitability of the country's life sector

Solvency II interest rate risk: a floor to cure the flaw

Eiopa's stakeholder group has proposed an alternative solution to what it sees as a flawed proposal to reform the interest rate risk module. Christopher Cundy reports

Covid-19's consequences for solvency, stress and scenario testing

What lessons have been learned from the solvency risks created by the pandemic? Three experts discuss with Christopher Cundy the reactions from insurers and supervisors, and the implications for future regulation

AIG Life's playbook for Covid-19

Ruth Middleton, AIG Life's chief risk officer, and Debbie Bolton, chief underwriter and head of customer operations at the UK life insurer, tell Ronan McCaughey how the provider has adapted to Covid-19 and reveal their post-pandemic outlook