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InsuranceERM Americas Awards 2021: Winners in full

The 20 awards recognise the very best in insurance risk management serving the Americas

Get your software listed in InsuranceERM's 2021-22 Technology Guide

A basic listing is free of charge. The deadline for entries is Friday 6 August

Allianz happy to shoulder €2bn ZZR bill in 2020, says Terzariol

But not all German life firms were so sanguine about €10bn industry contributions

Willis Towers Watson launches cloud-based capital modelling offering

Igloo Cloud will extend the provider's existing Igloo software into Microsoft Azure

UK insurers warned to prepare for inflation risk

LCP's Edward Harrison says there is a danger UK insurers do not see inflation as a new risk

Aurore Lecanon to succeed Jose Vazquez as Direct Line's CRO

Lecanon, an InsuranceERM award winner, is due to start her new role later this year

Unipol Gruppo chooses Moody's Analytics climate pathway tool

The provider will help the Italian insurer embed climate risk into its Orsa

Private equity buyers remain charmed by insurance sector

Investors are driving significant interest in M&A deals, says FTI Consulting

Milliman chooses Dermot Corry as CEO

Dublin-based Corry will succeed Steve White as chief executive of Milliman's global enterprise

Analysis

UK use of matching adjustment keeps growing

Christopher Cundy delves into the 2020 solvency reports to find insurers have enjoyed an increase in their capital benefit by more than 10% on the previous year

Grey swan risks to put insurers in a flap

Climate change, a massive cyber-attack and geopolitical instability are just some of the grey swan risks worrying insurers. CROs tell Ronan McCaughey how they are preparing for these threats, should the worst happen

Can governments make a smooth exit from trade credit markets?

Credit and suretyship insurers received significant public support during the pandemic, but participants are now questioning how much longer it should continue, as ICISA chief Richard Wulff explains to David Walker

How to make a SiriusPoint

Third Point Re's merger with Sirius has created a big new Bermudian reinsurer. The former hedge fund reinsurer's chiefs talks to Sarfraz Thind about abandoning its volatile old ways and creating a more balanced life

How NFU Mutual built an award-winning risk team

NFU Mutual won risk team of the year in InsuranceERM's UK & Europe 2021 awards. The provider's risk director and chief risk officer Iain Baker shares the mutual insurer's pro-active strategy and steps to success with Ronan McCaughey

L&G Re's Thomas Olunloyo: the island innovator

Thomas Olunloyo has come from a tough start to run L&G Reinsurance in Bermuda. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about technology and pandemics, and the attractions of the island and his plans to make sure it continues to thrive