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Insurers warned Eiopa's Solvency II reporting proposals could hike costs

Insurance Europe flags the concern based on its preliminary analysis

Eiopa consults on including climate reporting in Solvency II

EU insurance authority reveals package of proposals for updating QRTs

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UK life insurer capital remains strong, but quality weakens

Fitch notes percentage of "soft" capital components has risen

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PIC outlines net-zero emissions goal

Risk management framework enhanced to recognise climate change factors

AIG sells $2.2bn stake in life business to Blackstone

Insurer strikes two asset management deals with private equity group

Conning integrates ESG indices into economic scenario generator

Climate change indices also added to GEMS software

Finma names Zurich's CIO as chief executive

CRO Peter Giger put in temporary charge of Zurich's investment function

Generali tightens coal exclusions in updated climate strategy

The Italian group wants a carbon-neutral investment portfolio by 2050

Analysis

Insurers face "carrot or stick" decisions on climate change

Underwriters' response to climate change in their day-to-day business has become a major bone of contention and is often boiling down to a debate over whether the focus should be on incentives or punishments. Paul Walsh reports

Sustainable underwriting is more arduous than sustainable investment

Axa, Zurich and Aviva discussed their journeys to carbon neutrality at the IDF Summit this week, and how they will meet their commitments to net-zero underwriting. Cintia Cheong reports

UK use of matching adjustment keeps growing

Christopher Cundy delves into the 2020 solvency reports to find insurers have enjoyed an increase in their capital benefit by more than 10% on the previous year

Grey swan risks to put insurers in a flap

Climate change, a massive cyber-attack and geopolitical instability are just some of the grey swan risks worrying insurers. CROs tell Ronan McCaughey how they are preparing for these threats, should the worst happen

Mosaic: building it piece by piece

Mitch Blaser has spent a half century in the Bermudian insurance industry. Now he has returned with Mosaic, a specialty insurer that may just sate his appetite for new ventures. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about what brought him back

Aviva's Ben Luckett: risk management is where some of the most exciting technologies reside

Ben Luckett was named Aviva's chief innovation officer in January with a remit to propel the firm's digital development. He explains to Paul Walsh how its tech strategy has evolved and what's in store for risk management