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Arch Capital to issue $1bn debt

The raising follows on the heels of major fundraising by rivals

L&G closes RT1 debt raise at £500m

Notes priced higher than other recent issues

L&G to issue RT1 debt

Move comes after UK insurer paid full 2019 dividends to shareholders

Covid-19 decimates Uniqa's investment income

Group also paid higher charges in Q1

Reinsurers face $30bn Covid-19 hit to their capital base

Willis Re report details the pandemic's likely impact on the global reinsurance sector

Covid-19 global recession forecast to be 'sharp but short'

Swiss Re expects real GDP to fall 3% in the US and 4.5% in Europe

Expect a sharp global recession, says Allianz

Global GDP to contract 15% in Q2, says chief economist

Chilean riots show potential for catastrophic SRCC losses

One-third of strike, riot and civil commotion losses incurred by retailers, says PCS report

Generali launches green ILS framework

Italian insurer "wants to consider sustainability in capital management solutions"

Analysis

Views of enterprise risk management in 2030

Chief risk officers who want to participate in the strategy of their organisations will need to develop their vision for the future of the ERM function. Willis Towers Watson executives share their views on how risk management might evolve

Lloyd’s culture risks sabotaging its transformation plan

Lloyd’s “bold new strategy” to transform the 330-year-old insurance market by targeting efficiency and technology innovation could fall flat because of a lack of talent, the timeline for execution and the challenge of appeasing different stakeholders. Ronan McCaughey explains

EU supervisors insist Solvency II risk margin "is not an issue"

Insurers’ calls for a recalibration of the risk margin are being ignored by Eiopa and national supervisors, as evidenced at Insurance Europe's conference in Brussels last week. Aggelos Andreou reports

IFRS 17 earnings recognition: challenges, opportunities and innovations

Luca Tres and Adam Robinson discuss IFRS 17 and its earning recognition criteria from a capital markets and insurance practitioner's perspective, and consider the challenges and the opportunities this presents

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