Financial results

Analysis

The rise and fall of valuation methodologies

The arrival of Solvency II and revised guidance on embedded value methodologies has led to changes in the financial metrics that European insurers report – and not all of them are welcome. David Walker reports

Insurers under fire for underwriting coal industry

Divesting from coal companies while continuing to underwrite them is a 'blind spot' of insurers' climate policies, according to campaigners. Cintia Cheong investigates what four insurers are doing about it

Insurers tussle with Ogden rate assumptions

The UK government is due to announce a revision to the damages discount rate – at the same time as insurers are preparing their annual reports. Christopher Cundy reports

Commission stands in the way of UFR reduction

Stakeholders are sidestepping Eiopa and turning to Brussels in a bid to preserve the Solvency II long-term discount rate. Hugo Coelho reports

The realities of Brexit for UK insurers

Market volatility should erode capital ratios, the possible loss of passporting rights may force restructuring and relocation – and regulation could well be tightened. Hugo Coelho reports

Dutch insurers derailed by Solvency II surprises

Setbacks in internal model approvals have put a strain on Dutch insurers' plans for Solvency II and raised fears that the European industry is less prepared than it thinks, Hugo Coelho reports