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Market crash raises questions on matching adjustment benefit

The question of whether the Solvency II matching adjustment (MA) provides an appropriate benefit to insurers has returned to the fore in pandemic-hit markets. Christopher Cundy reports

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Argo Group's risk system lights a way through Covid-19

Alex Hindson, chief risk officer of Argo Group, explains how the Bermuda-headquartered insurer is addressing the operational, investment and underwriting risks caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Interview by Ronan McCaughey

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Generali Switzerland's three-phase approach to coping with Covid-19

Giselle Lim, chief risk officer at Generali Switzerland, describes how the insurer is responding to the operational, capital markets and communication challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic

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What Solvency II reports need to say about the coronavirus

European supervisors have relaxed the Solvency II reporting deadlines, but in return insurers have been asked to include analysis of the Covid-19 impacts on their business. David Walker reports on what those discussions might entail

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HKFI's Selina Lau: Covid-19 is a golden opportunity to educate the public

Selina Lau's first month as chief executive of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers has been nothing if not busy. From the coronavirus to the opportunities of the Greater Bay Area initiative, while handling IFRS 17 and forthcoming risk-based capital rules, there is never a dull moment, she tells David Walker

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Insurers weather the coronavirus storm - but for how long?

The Covid-19 pandemic has provided an uncompromising test of insurers' operational and balance sheet resilience. Initial reports suggest they are handling the situation, but what are the risks in the longer term? Paul Walsh investigates

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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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Winners revealed in InsuranceERM Awards 2020

The awards recognise the best insurance risk management providers serving the UK and Europe

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China's coronavirus outbreak could hit insurers severely - UPDATED

Insurance experts talk to Ronan McCaughey about the mortality, operational and economic losses the deadly virus poses for the re/insurance industry

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Eiopa's Gabriel Bernardino: climate disclosures will become mandatory

Gabriel Bernardino, chair of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) joined InsuranceERM's Insurance Risk and Capital EMEA conference earlier this month. In a Q&A with Christopher Cundy, he answered questions about climate change, the Solvency II review and conduct risk