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

Analysis

Unipol's Renzo Avesani: balancing risk and innovation

Renzo Avesani holds the positions of chief risk officer and chief innovation officer at Unipol – a unique combination at such a large insurer. He tells Cintia Cheong about the firm’s latest initiatives and how it is adapting to life under Solvency II

UK insurers play it cool on Part VII transfers

Brexit is expected to cause a rush of requests to transfer insurance contracts between businesses. But so far, there has not been a deluge of Part VII applications. Paul Walsh reports

BaFin pulls no punches in explaining Orsa shortcomings

Germany's regulator has said insurers must improve virtually all aspects of their Orsa reporting for 2018. David Walker reports

Insurers struggle to interpret GDPR

The upcoming EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all companies with personal records, but there are certain aspects insurers are finding particularly difficult. Cintia Cheong reports

The rise and fall of valuation methodologies

The arrival of Solvency II and revised guidance on embedded value methodologies has led to changes in the financial metrics that European insurers report – and not all of them are welcome. David Walker reports

Reinsuring Africa in a soft market: One Re CRO

The young reinsurer One Re is somewhat of a specialist, focusing as it does on non-life risks facing clients in Africa. But its chief risk officer Ross McGee tells David Walker that the challenges remain the same, including reporting challenges under Solvency II, soft markets, and risk models.