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Insurance protection gaps: getting over the blame game

Politicians and civil society tend to blame insurers for widening protection gaps. But insurers say governments and regulators must share responsibility. So what can be done to solve what all regard as a growing problem? Christopher Cundy reports from Eiopa's 10th anniversary conference

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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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Eiopa in 2021: more staff, more responsibilities

Europe's insurance authority is hiring nearly 35 more staff as its responsibilities grow. Executive director Fausto Parente explains what they will be doing, in conversation with Christopher Cundy

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Pension superfunds "not a competing proposition", says L&G

The pension risk transfer market and investment solutions put insurers in a strong position to manage defined-benefit pension liabilities, L&G's head of pricing and execution Pretty Sagoo tells Cintia Cheong

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How Covid-19 is changing the UK's prudential supervision

At a recent webinar organised by the Association of British Insurers, experts discussed what Covid-19 and Brexit might mean for the future direction of UK prudential regulation. Cintia Cheong reports

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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

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MPs grill Rule and Woods on equity release, ethics and Brexit

The UK parliament's house Treasury Committee yesterday questioned Bank of England chiefs Sam Woods and David Rule on a host of issues, including diversity, management ethics, Brexit - and insurers' treatment of equity-release mortgages. Ronan McCaughey and Christopher Cundy report

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Unipol's Marisa Parmigiani: "We want to make sure everything we do is sustainable"

The sustainability manager of the Italian insurance group explains to Cintia Cheong their journey to create a sustainability policy for the company

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NN's Jan-Hendrik Erasmus: "the key issue is how to embrace technology"

NN Group's chief risk officer discusses with David Walker how the Dutch insurer is positioned for M&A, why Solvency II does not need to change, longevity risk hedging and today's technology and cyber challenges

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Gen Re's Jules Constantinou: technology can make insurance more meaningful

Jules Constantinou, regional manager for life and health at GenRe UK and Ireland, and president-elect of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, vows to make insurance more meaningful to society. He tells Cintia Cheong how technology can help achieve that