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UK Solvency II reform sparks worries about extra regulatory requirements

WTW says concerns are about "pushing more power to the PRA to scrutinise"

PIC sees pension risk transfer market of £30bn over next year

Rise in gilt yields making headline liabilities smaller

NN addresses solvency volatility from Dutch mortgage spreads

Valuation changes or internal model mechanisms are being considered

Direct Line sees motor claims inflation running at 10%

UK court delays are slowing release of prior-year reserves

CRO Forum warns insurers to prepare for more pandemics

It assesses how Covid-19 has impacted re/insurers' liabilities and asset management

Eiopa publishes value-for-money methodology for unit-linked products

EU authority continues with crackdown on excessive fees and poorly designed policies

Insurance Risk & Capital EMEA conference - early bird discount ends today

The conference will be held on 1 December at the Hilton Tower Bridge in London.

ASR takes on Aegon's Dutch operations in €4.9bn cash-and-share deal

ASR-Aegon combination will create second largest insurer in the Netherlands

EU insurers dash for cash as liquidity risks rise

Eiopa seeks to calm nerves following UK gilts crisis

UK insurers survive sovereign outlook cull

But further UK woes could see Aviva, Axa, L&G and M&G ratings downgraded, says Moody's

Climate transition will drive political risk

No easy route to eliminate fossil fuels, says WTW panel

Video: National Western Life's Adam Lei on private equity's attraction to insurance

Adam Lei, vice president, ERM, ALM and inforce management at National Western Life, discusses private equity investment in insurers

Video: Manulife's Halina von dem Hagen on private equity and insurance investment

Halina von dem Hagen shares her views at the Insurance Risk & Capital Americas 2022 conference in New York

UK economic volatility increases insurers' liquidity and credit risk

The Bank of England today warned of a material risk to UK financial stability

Analysis

Gilts crash: a boon out of a crisis for insurers

Another day, another UK financial market crash. But while it has gone wrong for British politics and pension funds, the current crisis may actually benefit insurers in the long run. Ronan McCaughey and Sarfraz Thind report

Ledger Investing aims to crack the casualty ILS code

Led by ex-AIG chief risk officers, Ledger Investing is entering the relative unknown in connecting insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors with casualty risks. Paul Walsh reports

Ripples of interest rate risk hit UK annuity writers

Equity-release mortgages have been a popular asset class for annuity writers, but soaring interest rates, fears of a property crash and regulatory uncertainty are creating questions for the market, as Christopher Cundy reports

Plenty of runway left for life consolidation in Europe

The business of consolidating life insurance portfolios is looking healthy, according to participants, as inflation provides a catalyst and supervisors become more familiar with transactions. Joshua Geer reports

The UK gilts crisis: a worry, not a disaster, for insurers

Plunging sterling and soaring gilt yields are buffeting insurers, but longer-term impacts of the government's disastrous "mini budget" are the real concerns, as Sarfraz Thind reports

Insurtech's growing pains

Insurtechs have faced a tough 12 months. What was once the land of endless opportunity has become an environment of job cuts and dried up funding. But making the journey from puberty to adulthood was never going to be easy, as Sarfraz Thind reports