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Turning liability into opportunity

There is growing evidence that exposure to phthalates has serious health impacts. Excluding phthalates from insurance contracts might be the natural response, but modelling the exposure could allow firms to see the risk as a business opportunity rather than a threat, as Praedicat chief executive Robert Reville tells Callum Tanner

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Yes, no, maybe: the PRA responds to industry's Solvency II reform agenda

The UK regulator has made a point-by-point reply to the Association of British Insurers' agenda for Solvency II reforms and confirmed its priority to review the reporting requirements. Christopher Cundy reports

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Deferred tax continues to complicate SII ratios

Changing requirements from regulators over the loss absorbing-capacity of deferred tax means insurers' Solvency II capital will remain at the mercy of this complex, opaque and inconsistent factor

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UK insurers' legal challenge on risk margin scuppered by regulator

Legal advice commissioned by British insurers suggested that a future management action could allow firms to significantly reduce the risk margin even while the UK regulator remains bound to EU law. So far that advice has fallen on deaf ears. Callum Tanner reports

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Lloyd's responds to backlash over internal model change

Proposals to alter Lloyd's policy on internal model change have been rejected by managing agents and the corporation is scrambling to respond. Christopher Cundy reports

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The PRA's plan for a market-turning event

Supervisors are ready to help insurers understand how the new regulatory environment will respond in the event of an unprecedented major catastrophe, as explains Chris Moulder, director of general insurance at the Bank of England

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UK insurers emphasise post-Brexit opportunity

Senior management from Lloyd's, L&G, Prudential and the ABI have presented evidence to the Treasury Select Committee. With a hard Brexit now on the horizon most firms have given up on retaining single market access and are instead focusing on the benefits of changing Solvency II. Callum Tanner reports

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Agenda 2017 part 2: Disaster and disruption

Trump, the rise of populism, the soft reinsurance market, internal model updates, cyber risk, tech disruption and the possibility of rising rates present insurers with threats and opportunities in equal measure. Callum Tanner reports

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View from the Top: Balancing independence and impact

In his quarterly column for InsuranceERM, Tom Wilson, chief risk officer for Allianz, shares his insights into managing risk and capital. In this instalment, Tom discusses the difference between risk controlling and risk management – or how a CRO can balance independence and business impact within the "three lines of defence" model

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COMMENT: Eiopa stress test reopens old wounds on Solvency II

Some see LTG measures masking life insurers' risks, others see macroprudential stability. By Callum Tanner