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News

Valuation differences eroding confidence in ILS market

Growth in public insurance-linked securities slows, says Willis Re

Moody's acquires major stake in ESG data company

Rating agency has ambition to create global standard for environmental, social and governance assessments

UK regulator proposes liquidity risk management rules

Changes in the insurance sector and financial markets have increased liquidity risk, PRA argues

UnipolSai issues cat bond for non-peak weather perils

Innovative trigger protects against accumulation of small and medium-sized events

IAG launches first cat bond in Singapore

Instrument gives Australian catastrophe cover over three years

Nat cat models may be underestimating losses

ILS losses over 17 years greater than models predict, says Lane Financial

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UK vows unilateral action if no-deal Brexit happens

Contract continuity plan spelled out in paper from UK government

Hiscox profits rise as premiums increase all round

Major reallocation of investment portfolio

High-res flood data is cat modelling's third disruptive wave - Muir-Wood

After the ‘Class of 93’ and the cat bond revolution, the ability to calculate building-level flood risk costs is causing a re-evaluation of flood insurance

Analysis

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

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