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Domhnall Cullinan to head Irish insurance supervisory role

He succeeds Sylvia Cronin at the Central Bank of Ireland and will take up his role from 1 September

Travelers names Yafit Cohn its first chief sustainability officer

Cohn’s appointment continues the growing trend of insurers employing chief sustainability officers

AIG names Richard Olsen chief actuary, general insurance

Olsen was previously CFO of Munich Re’s US P&C reinsurance subsidiary

Share risk management best practice at InsuranceERM's Americas conference

The annual Insurance ERM Americas conference will take place in New York on 16 September.

Prudential to complete demerger by Q4

The UK insurer's chief executive has also dodged giving a view on the Hong Kong protests

NN's Lard Friese to become Aegon's CEO

David Knibbe will succeed Friese as chief executive of NN Group

FTI Consulting hires from EY, Oliver Wyman, Mazars to build EMEA insurance consultancy

London-based team seeks to offer “cross service” independent expertise

Insurance Ireland chief resigns

Kevin Thompson will take up a senior role in the insurance industry

Portuguese insurers fined €54m over cartel arrangement

Insurers manipulated pricing for large corporate clients, says competition authority

Insurance ERM Americas conference 2019 – early bird ends this Friday

The fifth annual Insurance ERM Americas conference takes place in New York on 16 September

Analysis

Solvency II's biggest unintended consequences

In part two of a Q&A to accompany the launch of his book on Solvency II, Karel Van Hulle discusses the impact of the directive, and how the insurance sector should prepare for sustainability, Brexit and new technologies

Karel Van Hulle: “I want the objectives of Solvency II to be remembered”

As a former head of insurance and pensions at the European Commission, Karel Van Hulle was central to the development of Solvency II. To coincide with the launch of his book on the directive, he talks to Christopher Cundy about its gestation, flaws and future development

Canopius: looking east and west for growth

This year's deals involving AmTrust and Samsung have given the 16-year-old Lloyd's operation a fresh impetus, as chairman Michael Watson explains to David Walker

"We want clarity and certainty for IFRS 17 implementation"

Patrick Klijnsmit, director of finance, risk & performance management and control at ASR, talks to Cintia Cheong about choosing vendors and contractors, and what he thinks of the proposed changes to the accounting standard

Questioning the value of IFRS 17

Irish insurance chief risk officers have expressed scepticism about the benefits of IFRS 17 and fear the principles-based nature of the insurance accounting standard will hamper consistency. Ronan McCaughey explains

Romania's insurance sector: motoring on

Motor business has dominated Romania's insurance market, but firms are taking steps to diversify their books, as well as cope with a raft of regulations and capitalise on new technology. Paul Walsh reports from Bucharest