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News

French regulator puts equity charges top of Solvency II reforms

Insurers, policyholders and economy would benefit from more equity investment, says Bernard Delas

Gauke: Ogden decision leaves a “reasonable margin” of prudence

Personal injury discount rate of -0.25% means less chance of claimants being under-compensated

Buckner and Dowd challenge equity-release mortgage valuations

In-depth investigation argues for recalibration of assumptions and market-consistent approach

AMP life insurance sale on the brink of collapse

Intervention from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand has thrown the deal into doubt

Chubb to exclude coal from underwriting and investment

Decision will impact at least $10m of assets

Vienna Insurance Group listed in Vonix sustainability index

Vonix is the sustainability benchmark for the Austrian stock market.

Axa CRO to take on investment role

Responsibilities shift as new CFO announced

EU creates landmark criteria for sustainable activities

Taxonomy defines economic activities that can be considered sustainable

Solvency II matching adjustment benefit rises above €77bn

Widening credit spreads and growing portfolios boost figures by 15%

Insurers desperate for regulators to provide Libor clarity

Transition to Sonia hampered by questions over Solvency II discount rate

Analysis

Climate risk in the US: time to stand up

Trenchant politics, vested interests, short-term thinking ... tackling climate change in the US is an uphill battle. Washington insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler tells Sarfraz Thind about the difficulties of standing up to the status quo

Insurers push for dual-rate approach to Ogden

The change in the Ogden rate prompted surprise and disappointment from insurers. Their hopes for a fairer settlement are now pinned on the next round of reforms, as Christopher Cundy and Paul Walsh report

What's next for the MA and VA?

More than €100bn of capital relief is provided by Solvency II's matching and volatility adjustments, but they are far from uncontroversial. As the European Commission begins to consider reforms, Christopher Cundy reports on the problems and possible solutions

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