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Australia's insurers get grilled after the country burns

A parliamentary committee took Australia's insurers to task after a torrid season of bushfires, Covid-19 and scathing criticism of their conduct and governance. David Walker reports

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Conduct risk in an outcomes-based environment

The UK's conduct regulator has signalled a new approach to overseeing the insurance industry - and with Brexit has the potential to make bolder moves. Paul Walsh reports from an Association of British Insurers event on the hopes and fears for future of conduct regulation

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DAV's Frank Schiller on the Solvency II review

Germany's actuarial association has some strong opinions on how the EU's regulation needs to be reformed - or left untouched - as board member Frank Schiller explains to David Walker

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Covid-19 reveals the cracks in the US insurance system

US insurers have been getting a beating in their response to the Covid-19 crisis. Their latest move to rebate auto premiums shows the fissures in their approach and the lack of a cohesive regulatory response. Sarfraz Thind reports

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UK actuaries take another crack at equity-release mortgage valuation

Valuation of equity-release mortgages (ERMs) is one of the most controversial topics in the UK actuarial community, and the latest update from the working party only makes a small step towards resolving the debate. Christopher Cundy reports

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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

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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

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IAIS Abu Dhabi: compromise on global capital standard keeps process on track

Paul Walsh summarises the reaction to today’s agreements that keep the Insurance Capital Standard on track, but not without objections from Canada and questions about US comparability

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The Fed and insurance rules: an eclectic fit

The US Federal Reserve created an advisory committee last month – and Manulife’s treasurer Halina von dem Hagen is joining it. She tells Sarfraz Thind about the key issues the market might want to consider right now, including mark-to-market regulation and systemic risk

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IFRS 17: what insurers dislike from the final consultation

The treatment of reinsurance accounting under IFRS 17 appears to be the most consistent complaint from re/insurers, but deciding when the standard should take effect continues to generate disagreements among stakeholders. Cintia Cheong reports