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How NFU Mutual built an award-winning risk team

NFU Mutual won risk team of the year in InsuranceERM's UK & Europe 2021 awards. The provider's risk director and chief risk officer Iain Baker shares the mutual insurer's pro-active strategy and steps to success with Ronan McCaughey

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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

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Steering NewRe through the Covid-19 stress test

NewRe's chief risk officer (CRO) Christian Dahmen was highly commended in InsuranceERM's 2021 awards. He tells Ronan McCaughey about overhauling the reinsurer's risk management function and emerging risks to monitor

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Bank of England ignites the debate on UK-EU Solvency II equivalence

The EU is in no rush to grant the UK reciprocal equivalence on Solvency II and has stirred anger by saying it wants to see how far the UK diverges before giving the green light. Paul Walsh assesses the state of play and whether there is any potential for a future agreement

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Germany's interest rate reserve gets bigger - and better

German life insurers paid more into the Zinszusatzreserve again in 2020, despite the new "corridor method" of calculation that intended to unburden the sector. Industry leaders tell David Walker the ZZR remains fit for purpose nonetheless

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Gabriel Bernardino on four important Solvency II reforms

The chair of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority talks to Christopher Cundy about the main proposals to amend Solvency II and what they hope to achieve

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Eiopa under fire over Solvency II review proposals

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) published its long-awaited final thoughts on the Solvency II review this week. However, facets of the industry and beyond are distinctly unimpressed with the proposals, as Paul Walsh reports

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Mutuals' deferred shares could have saved LV= from demutualising

With the British life insurer planning to demutualise with the £530m sale of its business, Cintia Cheong talks to AFM chief Martin Shaw about the prospects for the mutual sector in the UK

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ICS capital calculations: onerous, uncertain, but growing in relevance

The global Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) requires yet more modelling work for insurers and some of its rules for calculating capital are vague. It's currently a low priority for insurers and investors, but UK firms in particular should watch closely. Christopher Cundy reports

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Western & Southern's Todd Henderson: a year for living safely

Western & Southern's CRO says he is happy to be boring. Yet the work he has done in 2020 has been anything but. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about negotiating the Covid-19 pandemic and discusses the risks for both underwriting and assets