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RBC Worldwide Solvency Modernization Initiative, Risk based capital

Analysis

ICS version 1.0 inspires little faith in IAIS timetable

Despite the IAIS heralding the launch of insurance capital standard version 1.0, insurers say it has achieved a lot less than originally promised. Is it time to scale back ambitions for version 2.0? Callum Tanner reports

Agenda 2017 part 2: Disaster and disruption

Trump, the rise of populism, the soft reinsurance market, internal model updates, cyber risk, tech disruption and the possibility of rising rates present insurers with threats and opportunities in equal measure. Callum Tanner reports

Agenda 2017 part 1: Insurers prepare for another volatile year

Brexit, Solvency II look-through disclosures, SFCR reports, the Treasury Select Committee inquiry into Solvency II and the fallout from the Eiopa stress tests all present a daunting year ahead for insurance risk managers. Callum Tanner reports

My 'A' is not like yours

Fitch and AM Best are wrangling over the equivalency of their IFS rating scale. Hugo Coelho investigates what sets them apart and the implications for insurers buying reinsurance protection

"ICS is not self-executing, it is something on the shelf"

NAIC president John Huff tells Hugo Coelho how group capital rules may have little impact on US insurers and warns of the consequences of a covered agreement between the US and the EU

NAIC meeting roundup: PBR in the pocket, cyber in a mess

State insurance commissioners have taken stock of their efforts to steal a march on federal authorities during their spring get together in New Orleans. Hugo Coelho reports