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News

Indirect impacts of Covid-19 could factor into mortality modelling

L&G's Joseph Lu outlines potential influences on post-andemic mortality

Signal Iduna brands German health insurance plans "a poison pill"

Political parties will push for uniform system in next elections

Axa still at far greater risk from financial crash than pandemic deaths

Solvency was stress-tested in latest solvency and financial condition report

Pacific Life Re establishes medical analytics team

The newly-created team will collaborate closely with other departments, such as claims

Eiopa to study impact of management actions in 2021 stress test

European authority asks 44 insurers to report consequences of "prolonged Covid" scenario

Justin Skinner switches from CRO to become VitalityLife's managing director

Skinner had served as Vitality's group CRO for the past four years

Swiss Re is hit with $643m of Covid-19 losses in Q1

But group returns to profit this quarter with strong performance from its P&C business

Pacific Life Re broadens out into funded reinsurance market

The reinsurer's chief executive Dave Howell described the expansion as a natural next step

Prudential Financial and Zurich seal £6bn longevity swap

The transaction is Prudential Financial's third largest UK longevity risk transfer deal so far

Australia's disability income insurers must innovate or die

Disability income products with 120% claims ratio face "pretty bleak" fate, warns life firm CEO

Analysis

The alternative in life

Luca Tres has been a pioneer in the development of the life ILS markets. As he begins a new role at Guy Carpenter, he talks to Christopher Cundy about the past and future at the intersection of re/insurance and capital markets

Grey swan risks to put insurers in a flap

Climate change, a massive cyber-attack and geopolitical instability are just some of the grey swan risks worrying insurers. CROs tell Ronan McCaughey how they are preparing for these threats, should the worst happen

UK pension risk transfer demand could soar to £100bn

LCP says insurers need to be prepared for the volumes of pension risk transfer business it expects later in this decade. Ronan McCaughey explains why there is such an upbeat outlook for the sector

L&G Re's Thomas Olunloyo: the island innovator

Thomas Olunloyo has come from a tough start to run L&G Reinsurance in Bermuda. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about technology and pandemics, and the attractions of the island and his plans to make sure it continues to thrive

The actuaries who changed the conversation on Covid

The Covid-19 Actuaries Response Group won the Judges' award for contribution to the industry in the InsuranceERM 2021 UK & Europe awards. Christopher Cundy speaks to the protagonists about their collaborative project and the impact it's had on society

Genetic testing risks go under the microscope

Do life insurers really face the risk of adverse selection from customers that have taken predictive genetic tests? Academics think not, and insurers and policyholders could indeed benefit from wider use of genetic testing, as Paul Walsh reports