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News

Horace Mann reinsures $2.9bn annuity block with RGA

Deal will help fund acquisition of National Teachers Associates

AIG combines reinsurance operations to form AIG Re

AIG Re includes Validus Re, AlphaCat and Talbot Treaty

UK insurers face climate and cyber quiz in annual stress tests

The Prudential Regulation Authority has sent a letter to the largest life and general insurers

Solvency II matching adjustment benefit rises above €77bn

Widening credit spreads and growing portfolios boost figures by 15%

US commercial lines business improving, says Fitch

Insurers buoyed by strengthening premiums, but concerns remain over nat cat losses

Lloyd's CEO says the market must embrace digital transformation

John Neal has called on Lloyd’s to evolve fast or risk driving itself into irrelevance

Technology and cyber top poll of insurers' risks

The Insurance Banana Skins report says overall tone is the most negative since 2007

Reinsurance markets "hardening, but not hard"

S&P says global reinsurance prices are increasing in many sectors

Australia's private health insurers warned: 'address sustainability risks'

The sector is ill-prepared and needs a plan B, the regulator says

Zurich wraps up acquisition of ANZ life business

Deal for OnePath Life is part of three-year strategy to improve business mix

Analysis

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

Insurers rank their most dangerous risks for 2019

Dave Ingram and Mark Mennemeyer discuss the results of their poll on which risks are considered most dangerous to insurers