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News

Insurers must 'strengthen their efforts' on sustainability issues

Panellists at the Insurance Europe conference highlight insurers’ double roles on sustainability

European insurers spell out desires for 2020 Solvency II review

Risk management and governance is seen the biggest improvement from Solvency II

UK regulator proposes simplifications to Solvency II TMTP calculation

Simplified methods could be introduced by year-end

Sompo profits rise by 40%

Japanese insurer suffers nat cat losses, but gains from asset sales

Adopting Tunaru's ERM valuation approach "difficult but not impossible"

More work and significant modification needed, says Milliman

Insurers share best practice on asset risk from climate change

Pilot project reveals the scenarios, models, and metrics used by 20 institutional investors to assess and disclose climate risk

Valuation differences eroding confidence in ILS market

Growth in public insurance-linked securities slows, says Willis Re

Baloise reveals impact from SST standard model changes

Changes to life liabilities valuation and market risk calibrations hit solvency figure

Liberty Mutual joins MIT's AI programme

Insurer donates $25m to aid research into better AI

Ex-Catlin chiefs launch Convex with $1.8bn capital

New A-rated re/insurance venture aims to “challenge status quo”

Analysis

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

International capital standards: the US's chorus of disapproval

Development of the global insurance capital standard (ICS) has always been controversial. But the level of ire expressed by the US government, regulators and insurers at this week's NAIC conference was unprecedented. Sarfraz Thind reports

Decoding IFRS 17 from an investment perspective

Efforts by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to clarify the definition of investment components within an insurance contract have been welcomed by some stakeholders. However, others argue a new proposal from the board could spark confusion. Cintia Cheong explains

Six ingredients needed for an effective consumer risk metric

How should insurers communicate the risks and benefits of their products to potential retail customers? A recent paper from the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries investigated this question and came up with some surprising results. Christopher Cundy explains

"The Solvency II review is a Herculean task for regulators"

Talanx's chief risk officer Gerhard Stahl talks to David Walker about the 2020 review of Solvency II, how to improve risk reporting, and the story behind ESG integration

Insurers rank their most dangerous risks for 2019

Dave Ingram and Mark Mennemeyer discuss the results of their poll on which risks are considered most dangerous to insurers