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Talanx heralds "room for manoeuvre" in German life unit as ZZR bill vanishes

Jens Warkentin reports "hardly any" movement in lapse rates

Phoenix estimates 20% of equity and credit assets exposed to high climate transition risks

UK life insurer further integrates climate risk across its risk management framework

Phoenix chief Andy Briggs confident of M&A outlook following "cups of tea" with executives

Growth in bulk annuities also a driver of growth for UK life insurer

L&G readies for £20bn pension risk transfer deal

Solvency UK reforms will help broaden asset base, says chief executive Nigel Wilson

ZZR release should increase bonuses for German life policyholders

BaFin comments on prospects for interest rate reserve following reversal of rates trend

PRA proposes Solvency UK consultations in June and September

Some topics require more industry engagement, says Sam Woods

Indian government reveals re/insurers' Adani exposures

Six re/insurers revealed as supporting troubled conglomerate through equities and debt

French regulator spells out supervisory priorities for 2023

Second climate change stress test planned this year

CRO Forum identifies energy storage as a hot topic for re/insurers

The group has reviewed the emerging risks associated with energy storage systems

Topdanmark predicts tougher 2023 despite inflation peaking

Danish insurer will no longer use the Solvency II volatility adjustment after life business disposal

UK firms survive 2022 stress tests on average, but some dip below 100% solvency

Some 54 life and non-life entities tested their solvency under extreme scenarios

PRT market to break two records in 2023, say WTW and Standard Life

Interest in pension risk transfer deals soars as rates rise

Eiopa calls on regulators to intervene more in unit-linked products

Insurers' investment products made 9.4% in 2021, authority reveals

COMMENT: Solvency UK's number is up

Have Sam Woods and Andrew Bailey disrupted the government's Solvency II reform plans?

What to expect from the PRA's bulk annuities review

Hymans Robertson's Nick Ford explains the likely impact on UK insurers


Insurers caught up in the Swiss roil

The fall of Credit Suisse, hot on the heels of SVB and Signature Bank, has sent insurers scrambling to assess the risks to their portfolios. While the hit seems manageable, Sarfraz Thind asks if there could be worse to come

The next steps in climate stress and scenario analysis

EY's senior manager and UK insurance climate risk leader Diego Jimenez-Huerta discusses how insurers are set to develop their climate change analysis in 2023, in this Q&A with Christopher Cundy

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