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Solvency II's biggest unintended consequences

In part two of a Q&A to accompany the launch of his book on Solvency II, Karel Van Hulle discusses the impact of the directive, and how the insurance sector should prepare for sustainability, Brexit and new technologies

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Karel Van Hulle: “I want the objectives of Solvency II to be remembered”

As a former head of insurance and pensions at the European Commission, Karel Van Hulle was central to the development of Solvency II. To coincide with the launch of his book on the directive, he talks to Christopher Cundy about its gestation, flaws and future development

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Canopius: looking east and west for growth

This year's deals involving AmTrust and Samsung have given the 16-year-old Lloyd's operation a fresh impetus, as chairman Michael Watson explains to David Walker

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"We want clarity and certainty for IFRS 17 implementation"

Patrick Klijnsmit, director of finance, risk & performance management and control at ASR, talks to Cintia Cheong about choosing vendors and contractors, and what he thinks of the proposed changes to the accounting standard

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Questioning the value of IFRS 17

Irish insurance chief risk officers have expressed scepticism about the benefits of IFRS 17 and fear the principles-based nature of the insurance accounting standard will hamper consistency. Ronan McCaughey explains

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Romania's insurance sector: motoring on

Motor business has dominated Romania's insurance market, but firms are taking steps to diversify their books, as well as cope with a raft of regulations and capitalise on new technology. Paul Walsh reports from Bucharest

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"The mummy track or the director track?"

Steps to increase equality and diversity in the financial services industry are under way, but as witnesses at a recent UK parliamentary meeting observed, there is still much to be done. Paul Walsh reports

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Ireland's insurers zero in on operational resilience

Operational resilience is fast becoming the watchword for Ireland's re/insurance market and the country's insurance regulator. Ronan McCaughey explains

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Why South Korea leads the way on IFRS 17

South Korea has pioneered the adoption of the new accounting standard for insurance contracts, as well as coping with preparations for a new capital standard at the same time. Martin Sarjeant explains how

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NAIC forum: technology, data science and Brexit

The NAIC's international meeting this month proved a lively affair. Beyond the regulatory dissection, participants had a lot to say on issues ranging from technology to Brexit. Sarfraz Thind reports