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Risk Risk Management, Models, Catastrophe Risk, Longevity, Mortality

Analysis

The 'winners' and losers from the Ogden rate change

Insurers with lower retention rates increased their motor market share in Q1 as others were forced to raise prices faster. They are, however, likely to be hit harder during their reinsurance renewals, and the profits lost across the entire sector could reach £3.5bn. Callum Tanner reports

SFCRs - the one-tonne paper chase by European insurers

Analysis of public Solvency II reports shows literally a tonne of information is now available to stakeholders. But who will use it? Do the reports satisfy stakeholders? And how might the reports evolve? David Walker reports

Comment: Weak UK government bad news for insurers in need of key reforms

Whether it’s the business of reforming elements of Solvency II, guaranteeing market access for UK firms selling into Europe or reforming the Ogden discount rate, a weak government will mean gridlock and uncertainty, says Callum Tanner

Political instability and what it means for risk management

The prevailing political environment has a significant impact on how re/insurers operate, so risk managers should respond to this current period of instability and uncertainty with new approaches, says Frieder Knüpling

Turning the GDPR threat into an opportunity

Insurers have one year to prepare for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation and implementation will not be straightforward. But there is much to be gained from taking a customer-centric approach, as REaD Group's Andrew Bridges explains

IAIS's Kawai: "a financial crisis is triggered and spread because of entities"

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors is developing a cross-sectoral, activities-based approach to systemic risk identification. Although some insurers are hoping this will eventually replace entities-based designation, Yoshihiro Kawai stresses that this will not be the case. He spoke to Callum Tanner at the NAIC conference in Washington, DC on 15 May