RBC Worldwide Solvency Modernization Initiative, Risk based capital

Analysis

Economic capital: the solution to two big insurance problems

Using economic capital metrics makes for better business decisions and improves the wider understanding of profitability in the insurance sector. The opportunity is not to be missed, argue Gez Llanaj and Assad Shah

IAIS faces fresh debate on systemic risk – and clash on capital standard

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors meeting in Kuala Lumpur this week comes amid a renewed debate about systemic risk in insurers and big questions about the deadlines for developing a global capital standard. Christopher Cundy reports

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