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

Analysis

German life book consolidation: cultural shift needed

Following the sale of Generali Leben to Viridium, the largest-ever transfer of a German life book, participants are hopeful it will convince doubtful minds and open the door to more deals. Christopher Cundy reports

IAIS gears up for a global supervisory regime

Since the International Association of Insurance Supervisors introduced the Insurance Capital Standard in 2016, the industry and some supervisors have pushed for fundamental changes in a number of areas. With a new consultation package, the IAIS aspires to square the circle. Aggelos Andreou 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

Supervisors inconsistent in monitoring climate risk

Supervisors' varying levels of familiarity with climate risk requires the establishment of a global framework for measuring and managing those risks, according to the IAIS and the UN SIF.

GDPR data requests - a flood or a trickle?

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced on 25 May with warnings that insurers would be inundated with customers requesting details of the personal data held on them. Now, almost eight weeks later, have these requests materialised? Paul Walsh investigates

EU and UK authorities diverge on Brexit preparations

Eiopa repeats its advice to EU insurers to take contingency measures, while UK supervisors step up and reveal legislative plans. Aggelos Andreou reports