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

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

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

Scor appoints Chantal Bond as head of actuarial, Apac

Bond was highly commended in last year's InsuranceERM awards

Axis expects nat cat losses of $140m in Q4 2019

Typhoon Hagibis the main contributor to losses

Insurtech weekly: MMV; Insurify; Slice; Clara Analytics; State Farm Ventures

InsuranceERM rounds up the latest developments in the fast-moving world of insurtech

Australian hailstorms cost insurers A$320m

Insurance Council adds hail damage to nationwide fires as second concurrent catastrophe

AAE publishes paper on professional judgement by actuaries

The paper includes a self-assessment questionnaire to help actuaries

China Life expects net profit to rocket in 2019

Investment returns have driven the surge

Pool Re's terrorism knowledge hub appoints risk chief

Chris Medhurst-Cocksworth has previously held positions in the British armed forces and Marsh

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

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

Making scenario planning meaningful, effective and manageable

An expert panel at InsuranceERM's Regulation & Risk Management conference on 3 December in London shared their advice on stress and scenario planning, an activity that has become increasingly important for risk teams as they play a greater role in business strategy