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Milliman launches ALM software for insurer regulatory compliance

The tool is designed to help the insurers comply with Solvency II and IFRS 17

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.

EU insurers dash for cash as liquidity risks rise

Eiopa seeks to calm nerves following UK gilts crisis

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

UK economic volatility increases insurers' liquidity and credit risk

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

Invitation to free webinar on insurers outsourcing investing in Europe

Insurance Risk Data hosts webinar on exclusive findings from forthcoming annual European insurer outsourcing research report

Munich Re to refuse coverage for new oil and gas fields

Joins Hannover Re and Swiss Re in halting support for fossil fuel expansion

LV= loses Emily Penn to Macquarie Group

She was capital and investment director at the UK life insurer

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

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

PRT market set for a blazing H2

The UK's pension risk transfer market (PRT) is on course for a very busy second half of the year, after relatively modest activity in H1. Solvency II reforms are also likely to impact the sector, as Ronan McCaughey explains

Life back-book consolidators shrug off threat from rising rates

Rising interest rates are unlikely to stop life insurers from selling their legacy liabilities to consolidators, as many other incentives for doing deals remain. David Walker reports