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Fighting fires in the US

Wildfires are raging once again and insurers are under pressure to maintain coverage in high-risk regions. But the industry can do more to help itself and society as David Sampson, president of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, explains to Sarfraz Thind

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Solvency II in Germany: four insurers below 100% ratio without transitional measures

New analysis from Insurance Risk Data picks up where Eiopa left off, evaluating the use of the long-term guarantees measures in Germany, the EEA country where they are most popular. David Walker reports

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The UK's Solvency II reform proposals: reactions summarised

Actuaries, US insurers, environmental campaigners have joined the UK industry in responding to Solvency II reform proposals. Christopher Cundy and David Walker report

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Japan steps forward with ICS-based capital framework

Japan is midway through development of a new capital framework that takes its lead from the Insurance Capital Standard. This should make it a beacon for international prudential rules, as the FSA's Shigeru Ariizumi explains to Sarfraz Thind

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Czech insurers awaken to digitalisation

Paul Walsh reports from Prague on the opportunities and risks for underwriters in the historically conservative Czech Republic market

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R.I.P. traditional life insurance

Low interest rates killed off European life insurance products that offered policyholders guaranteed annual returns. Even now as rates rise, David Walker finds practitioners are ready to bury the concept

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ALM and capital management under Hong Kong's RBC

Richard Chan, Hong Kong chief investment officer and Asia head of ALM at Axa, discusses Hong Kong's forthcoming risk-based capital regime and how insurers will respond

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Insurers' hidden risk from reinsurance recaptures: the perspective of UK annuity writers

Mudi Ugono and Brad Ashton discuss the findings from a working party on how a reinsurer default could affect insurer balance sheets - and how the management of this risk could be improved

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IAIS 2022: bringing the party back to insurance

June's meeting of international regulators was a sunny affair in an idyllic setting. Even the ever-lurking shadow of the ICS couldn't spoil the party after two years of isolation. Sarfraz Thind reports

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Insurers feeling hamstrung as protection gaps widen

Current global events and left-field risks are contributing to widening protection gaps and insurers may be restricted in their attempts to reduce them. Paul Walsh reports