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Axa's Buberl defends takeover of XL

Axa's share price dropped almost 10% following the announcement of its plan to acquire XL Group. Aggelos Andreou reports on the rationale behind the deal

Finalists announced for InsuranceERM Awards

See which companies, teams and individuals have made the shortlist for this year's awards for risk and capital management

Lapse risk takes centre stage in capital management strategies

Since the introduction of Solvency II, EU life insurers have had to hold much more capital against the risk of customers lapsing their policies. Luca Tres explains how innovative hedging structures can help firms maximise their capital efficiency

NN's Jan-Hendrik Erasmus: "the key issue is how to embrace technology"

NN Group's chief risk officer discusses with David Walker how the Dutch insurer is positioned for M&A, why Solvency II does not need to change, longevity risk hedging and today's technology and cyber challenges

View from the Top: The CRO and risk team of the future

The skills of an effective risk function have evolved over the past decades due to regulatory change and financial innovation. Looking forward, the role of risk once again sits on the brink of uncertain development driven not only by regulatory change but also the threat of digital disruption, as Tom Wilson explains

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Insights from Bermuda's cat risk management report

The biggest exposure, trends in the use of reinsurance and the popularity of various vendor models are all revealed in the Bermuda Monetary Authority's latest analysis. Christopher Cundy reports