Regulation Solvency II, Risk-based capital, Accounting/Tax

Analysis

The beginning of the end for coal investment and underwriting

Insurers have made efforts to disengage themselves from the coal industry on both sides of the balance sheet, but climate activists say they could do more. Cintia Cheong wraps up the latest developments

The challenge of constructing IFRS 17 discount rates

Nick Jessop discusses the permitted approaches for constructing insurance contract discount rates under the IFRS 17.

IDD delay greeted with mixed reactions

Insurers have welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to delay implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive, but not all national regulators are towing the line. Aggelos Andreou reports

SFCRs: delivering the goods in round two

An early financial year-end makes life and health insurer Vitality one of the first major EU insurers to deliver its annual solvency and financial condition report. David Walker discusses what’s changed and how other underwriters may evolve their SFCRs in the second year of reporting

Axa's Christian Thimann: EU's sustainability drive directly linked to Solvency II reform

The chair of the European Commission’s expert group on sustainable finance talks to Paul Walsh about the group’s recommendations – and how they are intrinsically linked with Solvency II.

The long-term impacts of 2017's natural catastrophes

Following the devastation caused by hurricanes and wildfires last year, Paul Walsh asks the industry what the lessons are for insurers and risk modellers