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

News

New Zealand life insurers face heavy criticism

The insurance regulator highlighted the sector's declining aggregate solvency ratio and high costs

India postpones implementation of IFRS 17 equivalent: reports

Effective date will be decided after the standard is finalised, says Irdai

German insurers slam regulatory 'stranglehold' on economy

GDV chief economist Klaus Wiener calls for a principles-based system

Beijing to abolish foreign ownership cap for US life & health insurers

Chubb welcomes deal terms while deal document might have let slip China Re US expansion plans

Don't touch risk-free rate curve in Solvency II review, Insurance Europe urges

CROs, CFOs and Insurance Europe disappointed by several proposals from Eiopa's consultation

Denmark's Gefion ordered not to expand its scope of business

Danish regulator warns Gefion has "serious liquidity problems"

India approves 33 insurtech proposals for regulatory sandbox

Ventures belonging to Bupa, Allianz and AIG will use the insurtechs

Solvency II ratios could tumble by 70pp in 2020 review

S&P analyses Eiopa's proposals in the upcoming review

Hong Kong Insurance Authority outlines Orsa stress test scenarios

Market risks and insurance loss shocks take centre stage

Belgian markets authority fines Europ Assistance

FSMA continues its crackdown on unauthorised intermediaries

Analysis

Zurich's Peter Giger: denser regulation is creating more pressure

Peter Giger began his third spell with Zurich last September after taking over as its group chief risk officer (CRO). He talks to Paul Walsh about the regulatory pressures the Swiss insurer is facing, and the differences between his current and previous roles

Flood, climate, capital: NAIC president Ray Farmer's agenda for 2020

Ray Farmer is the new president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. In this Q&A with Sarfraz Thind, he talks about flood coverage, international regulation and how he intends to raise climate awareness

Three emerging risks for the 2020s

Andrew Smith, chief risk officer at Qatar Re, discusses three less-discussed risks for insurers that are set to emerge over the next decade

Hong Kong insurers eye Greater Bay Area opportunities

Hong Kong fancies itself as the risk management hub of the Greater Bay Area, thanks to a young but dynamic regulator and its technological knowhow. Vincent Huck reports from the Asian Insurance Forum

Zurich's Eugenie Molyneux: diversity is key for today's CROs

Eugenie Molyneux, chief risk officer for commercial insurance at Zurich, tells Cintia Cheong about the firm's approach to climate change and why diversity is important for the modern risk manager.

Eiopa's Gabriel Bernardino: climate disclosures will become mandatory

Gabriel Bernardino, chair of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) joined InsuranceERM's Insurance Risk and Capital EMEA conference earlier this month. In a Q&A with Christopher Cundy, he answered questions about climate change, the Solvency II review and conduct risk