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News

Direct Line chief slams FCA's pricing reform timeline

The UK non-life insurer also announced a £100m share buyback and 4.5% drop in annual profit

Steven Findlay takes up Swiss Re CRO role

ABI's former head of prudential regulation returns to industry

People moves: Just; Sun Life; Mosaic; Aeolus; Allianz Risk Consulting; Cytora

InsuranceERM rounds up the latest risk and capital appointments in the insurance industry

Australian BI line posts 278% combined ratio in Q4

Non-life firms' BI reserving contributes to A$1.1bn quarterly loss

US flood insurance has been "an abject failure"

Insurance state commissioners debate need for nationwide climate change policies

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Amanda Blanc dubs exit from Italy "just the start" for Aviva's transformation

Allianz and CNP are buying general and non-life units in €900m M&A

Conning to launch climate risk scenario analysis tool

The SaaS Conning Climate Risk Analyzer will have a beta release at the end of this month

Debeka Leben falls below 100% solvency without transitionals

Group calls on Europe's politicians not to "close eyes" to effect of low rates

Analysis

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

Aurore Lecanon: the CRO of the year driving risk management change

Chief risk officer of the year in InsuranceERM's 2021 awards, Aurore Lecanon, tells Ronan McCaughey how and why she successfully modernised Prudential International Assurance's risk function. She also discusses Brexit's impact

Problematic behaviour in the digital environment: a growing culture risk

Bullying and harassment are not only issues in the office environment - in fact they can be worse in a workforce that operates remotely. Gemma McCall shares her advice on tackling this growing people and culture risk

The German insurer that paid pandemic business claims without dispute

When Covid-19 and lockdowns came to Germany, most non-life insurers quickly checked their policy wordings for business closure, and sought compromises with clients. Muenchener Verein simply paid out claimants, as a matter of principle, its CEO tells David Walker

Is address-level pricing causing or solving natcat protection gaps?

Consumers in high-risk districts are facing unaffordable premiums for property cover - a situation that some blame on insurers' increasingly detailed pricing methods. But insurers argue that address-level pricing allows them to close protection gaps. David Walker reports

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