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Gibraltar insurer enters administration

Quick-Sure Insurance has 117 outstanding claims to be settled

Liberty Specialty Markets Bermuda appoints Snez Tremblay as CRO

Tremblay had previously served as transformation strategy and risk manager

Chinese and Hong Kong insurers act quickly to combat coronavirus

China Life, Taiking Life and PICC amend policies and ease pressure on customers

Europe's health insurers spell out pandemic scenarios and effects

Pandemic risk is large part of their catastrophe risk, though small in overall business context

Australian hailstorms cost IAG A$169m

Bushfires and discount errors also expected to dent Australian non-life insurer

Helvetia acquires majority stake in Spain's Caser for €780m

The Swiss insurer will issue hybrid bonds and equities to finance the purchase

Insurance claims from Australia's catastrophic summer pass A$2bn

Hail losses reach half the size of bushfire losses

Aon and Brit back 'climate-friendly' data standard

The initiative aims to help insurers develop products around climate change

New Zealand life insurers face heavy criticism

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

Bank sale pushes Gjensidige to record profits

Norwegian insurer still "actively scoping" for acquisitions

Analysis

China's coronavirus outbreak could hit insurers severely

Insurance experts talk to Ronan McCaughey about the mortality, operational and economic losses the deadly virus poses for the re/insurance industry

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

Politics and sluggish innovation become bugbears for risk chiefs

InsuranceERM surveyed eight senior risk officers to assess the highs and lows of 2019 as well as what they are hoping for in the next 12 months. Paul Walsh examines the key findings

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