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News

Environmental risks dominate WEF's global risk ranking

First time environmental risks take first five spots in World Economic Forum report

Insurance Ireland appoints female chief executive

Moyagh Murdock joins from Ireland's Road Safety Authority

Hong Kong insurers at odds with global peers on data benefits

Asian Insurance Forum delegates disagree with IAIS annual meeting delegates in audience poll

IAIS reveals 80% of insurers 'fail' on climate disclosure

A survey of nearly 1,200 insurers finds low awareness of TCFD climate recommendations

Institute of Risk Management appoints Great-West CRO as chair

Iain Wright takes over from Socrates Coudounaris

Hong Kong insurers urge delay in IFRS 17 to 2023

Hong Kong Federation of Insurers reveals it wrote to accounting body

IAIS Abu Dhabi: human element key to insurers' cyber resilience

Speakers at the IAIS conference today discussed how to train staff and boost cyber security

Lloyd's to merge governing bodies in 2020

Membership election process to take place in April/May

Insurance Ireland appoints Gerry Hassett as interim CEO

Hassett succeeds Kevin Thompson who will take up a senior role within the industry

Insurance guide launched to protect world heritage sites

Insurers worldwide have collaborated with the United Nations and the World Wildlife Fund

Analysis

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

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

IAIS Abu Dhabi: compromise on global capital standard keeps process on track

Paul Walsh summarises the reaction to today’s agreements that keep the Insurance Capital Standard on track, but not without objections from Canada and questions about US comparability

The Fed and insurance rules: an eclectic fit

The US Federal Reserve created an advisory committee last month – and Manulife’s treasurer Halina von dem Hagen is joining it. She tells Sarfraz Thind about the key issues the market might want to consider right now, including mark-to-market regulation and systemic risk

IFRS 17: what insurers dislike from the final consultation

The treatment of reinsurance accounting under IFRS 17 appears to be the most consistent complaint from re/insurers, but deciding when the standard should take effect continues to generate disagreements among stakeholders. Cintia Cheong reports

IFRS 17: on the verge of another delay?

Important EU stakeholders are calling for the insurance contracts accounting standard to be delayed once more. Cintia Cheong reports