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Aviva profits rise 6% as cost-cutting bears fruit

Last year for major longevity reserve releases

South Korea's regulatory change likely to boost insurers' solvency

Co-insurance will also bring opportunities to reinsurers, says AM Best

Scottish Widows hails gains from manager switch and longevity release

Dropping Standard Life Aberdeen produces one-off profit boost

Group-wide contributions help NN lift operating profits 10%

Only domestic life business disappoints Dutch insurance and asset management group

Storebrand profits dip despite savings growth

Higher claims on disability and critical illness products hit insurance segment

Prudential Financial looks to reinsurance to boost flat income

"Meaningful earnings" from Assurance IQ acquisition unlikely this year

IMF risk alert for Austrian insurance sector

The international body warns about the impact of the low interest rate environment

China Life expects net profit to rocket in 2019

Investment returns have driven the surge

Eiopa investigation finds estimate of illiquidity in insurer liabilities

Major report also considers asset illiquidity for EEA insurers

Spanish sector stays strong, despite low rates

Fitch Ratings says Spain’s insurance market maintains strong profitability

Analysis

Eiopa's Gabriel Bernardino: climate disclosures will become mandatory

Gabriel Bernardino, chair of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) joined InsuranceERM's Insurance Risk and Capital EMEA conference earlier this month. In a Q&A with Christopher Cundy, he answered questions about climate change, the Solvency II review and conduct risk

Hong Kong approaches transition to risk-based capital

Hong Kong’s long-awaited risk-based capital (RBC) regime is beginning to take shape ahead of its planned implementation in 2022. Paul Walsh reports on the latest developments

Comment: on the Solvency II matching adjustment and credit risk capital

Craig Turnbull argues whether the matching adjustment results in EU life insurers holding a prudent amount of capital to support the long-term credit default risk in their fixed income portfolios

Eiopa's Gabriel Bernardino talks Brexit, Solvency II and sustainability

The chair of Europe's insurance authority was interviewed by Christopher Cundy at the recent Insurance Risk & Capital EMEA conference. In this Q&A he discusses priorities for the year ahead and how Eiopa's powers are likely to grow

Unipol's Marisa Parmigiani: "We want to make sure everything we do is sustainable"

The sustainability manager of the Italian insurance group explains to Cintia Cheong their journey to create a sustainability policy for the company

Solving Solvency II's proportionality riddle

Smaller insurers have long complained about the burden of complying with Solvency II, but balancing proportionality with proper supervision continues to be debated. Aggelos Andreou reports