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Rolling out the red carpet for the SFCR Awards

Following its official awards, InsuranceERM hands out the gongs for its inaugural ‘Solvies’ and reflects on the first year of insurers producing solvency and financial condition reports

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The difficulties of modelling climate change risks

Incorporating climate change into underwriting and investment decisions is a tricky task that requires more research, finds Nick Roumpis

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Finalists announced for InsuranceERM Awards

See which companies, teams and individuals have made the shortlist for this year’s awards for risk and capital management

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Regulation no more: CROs are reborn as innovators

EY’s survey of North American chief risk officers revealed a shift in their responsibilities away from regulatory issues. Chad Runchey and David Paul discuss how they are instead coping with disruption, battling cyber threats and leading the charge on innovation

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IFRS 17 throws down technology challenge to insurers

There is no single technology vendor offering a solution to the recently announced accounting standard, IFRS 17, and several parts will have to be custom built, according to PwC’s Richard Hart. He caught up with Christopher Cundy to talk about about the opportunities these challenges present and the strategies the industry is taking

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Lapse risk takes centre stage in capital management strategies

Since the introduction of Solvency II, EU life insurers have had to hold much more capital against the risk of customers lapsing their policies. Luca Tres explains how innovative hedging structures can help firms maximise their capital efficiency

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Swiss Re's Dan Ryan: UK moratorium on genetic testing will have to change

Dan Ryan, head of research at the Swiss Re Institute, talks to Cintia Cheong about the rise of genetic testing, life insurtech, and why insurers and academics need to work together to understand mortality trends

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Combining humans and robotics in underwriting

Brijesh Chandra explains how robotic process automation can raise the efficiency of underwriting operations and improve analytics – as well as highlighting aspects where the “human touch” is irreplaceable

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Justice Committee's Ogden advice raises fear of further delay

MPs have told the government it must face the "real world" when implementing the new personal injury discount rate. But its recommendations may cause more delay to the process, and pain for insurers as the industry tussles with making appropriate assumptions. Paul Walsh reports

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Blockchain confronts the valley of death

Blockchain technology has proven applications in the insurance sector, but can it fulfil its promise to revolutionise the business? Paul Walsh investigates the questions around standards, costs and risks for this emerging technology