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How to get your Solvency II internal model approved

Ashish Kwatra and Jennifer (Kang) Khaleghy discuss the lessons learnt in applying for regulatory capital models and explain how to manage an effective model approval programme

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Axa's Buberl defends takeover of XL

Axa's share price dropped almost 10% following the announcement of its plan to acquire XL Group. Aggelos Andreou reports on the rationale behind the deal

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Insurers make 'short work' of SFCR internal model disclosures

David Walker compares how firms describe internal models in their solvency and financial condition reports and considers how the practice may evolve

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The PRA's David Rule on Brexit, the risk margin and the regulator's hotspots for supervision in 2018

The UK's executive director for insurance supervision talks to Christopher Cundy about how the Prudential Regulation Authority is approaching Brexit and reveals the latest views on reforming the risk margin

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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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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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Economic capital: the solution to two big insurance problems

Using economic capital metrics makes for better business decisions and improves the wider understanding of profitability in the insurance sector. The opportunity is not to be missed, argue Gez Llanaj and Assad Shah

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Eiopa's Fausto Parente: convergence is the remedy for regulatory arbitrage

The executive director of the EU's insurance authority discusses its new powers, Brexit, supervisory convergence, insurtech and sustainability in this interview with Christopher Cundy

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A transparent approach to the SFCR

Denmark's Industriens Pensionsforsikring went the extra mile in completing its solvency and financial condition report (SFCR), providing historical data and putting the quantitative information into context. David Walker asks chief risk officer Pernille Jul Overby why she opted for more work

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IAIS faces fresh debate on systemic risk – and clash on capital standard

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors meeting in Kuala Lumpur this week comes amid a renewed debate about systemic risk in insurers and big questions about the deadlines for developing a global capital standard. Christopher Cundy reports