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Insurers' legal victories concerning Covid-19 business exposures

Pro-insurer developments in the US have been compiled by a law firm

Axa BI court case in France could set Covid-19 precedent

The insurer last week lost a case from a restaurant owner over losses from the pandemic

Liberty Specialty Markets names Kim Swan as CRO for Asia

Swan previously worked for Lloyd's of London in a variety of roles in Asia-Pacific

Scor's Denis Kessler takes a 30% pay cut

French reinsurer also halts 2019 dividend plans

Purpose statements risk being double-edged swords in Covid-19

EY said purpose statements can be "lightning rods for criticism" during the pandemic

Covid-19 cases forecast to hit 50m in next month

AIR Worldwide modelling predicts death toll could reach 644,000

Randall & Quilter hires CFO from Bank of America

Tom Solomon to take over responsibilities from Alan Quilter

Aviva and QBE face Covid-19 BI litigation from hospitality sector

It come as the ABI has also responded to criticism from pub businesses in lockdown

Insurance Council of Australia recruits Andrew Hall as chief

Hall joins the ICA from the Commonwealth Bank

Covid-19 is accelerating digital adoption, insurers told

Capgemini and Efma World Insurance Report 2020 says hyper-personalisation is key today

Analysis

Guiding Axa through Covid-19

Axa's group chief risk officer Renaud Guidée discusses pandemic insurance pools and Covid-19 business interruption cover with Ronan McCaughey - and argues no other industry has gone so far as insurance to help customers during the crisis

Insurers to rethink operational resilience post Covid-19

Insurers' operational risk management already faced scrutiny before the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, experts from Crowe and Oric International expect operational resilience to become a priority for management. Ronan McCaughey reports

DAV's Frank Schiller on the Solvency II review

Germany's actuarial association has some strong opinions on how the EU's regulation needs to be reformed - or left untouched - as board member Frank Schiller explains to David Walker

Argo Group's risk system lights a way through Covid-19

Alex Hindson, chief risk officer of Argo Group, explains how the Bermuda-headquartered insurer is addressing the operational, investment and underwriting risks caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Interview by Ronan McCaughey

The key decisions in Samsung Life's journey to IFRS 17 implementation

Samsung Life's Jeong Hyeok Park and Deloitte Korea's Byoung Shin tell Cintia Cheong how the insurer is implementing the new accounting regime and what they make of the recent amendments to the standard

Whisper it quietly... many UK motor insurers are offering Covid-19 refunds

US motor insurers have caught the headlines with multi-million-dollar rebates to customers. Their UK counterparts seem to be in the slow lane, but under the bonnet they are taking action, as Ronan McCaughey explains