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News

Anbang chairman detained by Chinese authorities

Insurer says Wu Xiaohui unable to perform duties for “personal reasons”

Cloud risk, market access and return of inflation top Swiss Re's emerging risk ranking

Latest Sonar report identifies biggest near-term emerging risks

'Convergence needed in regulation of disruptive start-ups'

Insurance Europe’s Sergio Balbinot also notes persisting concerns with Priips documents and scope of Solvency II review

Analysts concerned by reliance on TMTP for risk margin relief

L&G would fall to 7% SCR without MA or transitionals, with a third of risk margin retained after transitionals end

Eiopa defends UFR methodology in final paper

Industry would have preferred recalculation every five to ten years

Analysis

Yes, no, maybe: the PRA responds to industry's Solvency II reform agenda

The UK regulator has made a point-by-point reply to the Association of British Insurers' agenda for Solvency II reforms and confirmed its priority to review the reporting requirements. Christopher Cundy reports

UK insurers emphasise post-Brexit opportunity

Senior management from Lloyd’s, L&G, Prudential and the ABI have presented evidence to the Treasury Select Committee. With a hard Brexit now on the horizon most firms have given up on retaining single market access and are instead focusing on the benefits of changing Solvency II. Callum Tanner reports

Agenda 2017 part 2: Disaster and disruption

Trump, the rise of populism, the soft reinsurance market, internal model updates, cyber risk, tech disruption and the possibility of rising rates present insurers with threats and opportunities in equal measure. Callum Tanner reports

Liquidity has become a fluid concept in financial markets

Melanie Mitchell makes the case for decreased liquidity in corporate bond markets, and explains how investors should respond

UK firms split on interest rate hedging strategy

L&G has put its economic view on the pedestal, moving away from its rivals and challenging analysts who take Solvency II figures more seriously. Callum Tanner reports

L'exception française?

The French government is proposing to exempt supplementary pension products from Solvency II capital requirements, a seismic change that will give the sector much needed relief. Hugo Coelho reports