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Insurers far from being family and diversity-friendly organisations

Panellists at last week's Dive In festival said they were encouraged by the insurance industry's willingness to improve policies on work-life balance and diversity, but warned there is still a long way to go. Ronan McCaughey reports

Putting gender equality principles into practice

Many insurers have committed to narrowing the pay and seniority imbalance that exists between their male and female employees, but are their policies having any effect? Paul Walsh investigates

Californian commissioner warns over fire insurance risk

California is not at a crisis point yet in terms of the availability of insurance to citizens burnt out in last year's fires, but the trends are not good, Dave Jones the state's insurance commissioner says. David Walker reports

Efrag makes preliminary call on IFRS 17 issues and timeline

The EU accounting standards advisory body has acknowledged the "very challenging" implementation timelines for IFRS 17 and shared its thoughts on other potential problems with the incoming standard for insurance contracts. Cintia Cheong and Christopher Cundy report

NN's Jan-Hendrik Erasmus: finding the win-win in insurtech

NN Group has been an eager participant in the insurtech revolution. Chief risk officer and global IT leader Jan-Hendrik Erasmus tells David Walker how the Dutch insurer's tech strategy has evolved

German actuaries tell Eiopa: "Stick to your remit"

DAV vice-president Guido Bader talks to David Walker about how the country's actuaries are concerned by Eiopa's new ideas for Solvency II – and the lack of testing around them