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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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Blockchain in insurance: surviving the wreckage

Blockchain technology has so far failed to revolutionise the insurance business, but it has found some niches where it seems to be enduring. Paul Walsh 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

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Hanfa's Ilijana Jeleč: Croatian insurers face a challenging year

Ahead of hosting the IAIS Global Seminar this week, Croatia's insurance regulator Ilijana Jeleč talks Sarfraz Thind about developing the market in this land of a thousand islands

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IFRS IC likely to stand its ground on IFRS 17 annuity decision

Staff at the IFRS Interpretations Committee have backed the original decision on annuity accounting, going against the view of most stakeholders. Cintia Cheong reports

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Bigger does not mean better for insurers

Expanding an insurance business in good times typically meant growing profits. In today's tougher economic environment, Europe's largest insurers are being much more prudent about spending capital, and are only considering very careful expansion, as David Walker writes

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Scepticism about the UK's Solvency II savings

The UK government is projecting a meaningful reduction in capital requirements from its prudential regulation reforms. But some question whether the redesign will make any difference, as Christopher Cundy reports

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Systemic risk warnings put Sifi regulation back in play

Macro risks are piling up for insurers, prompting US regulators and lawmakers to suggest bringing back the "systemically important financial institution" designation. Sarfraz Thind reports

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A troublesome transition

Under pressure to stop underwriting fossil fuels, insurers are having to balance the loss of profitable business with developing new products and avoiding reputational risks, as David Walker reports

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Insurers go back to basics in biodiversity underwriting push

The loss of biodiversity has been identified as one of the world's most severe risks, but insurers are only just beginning to get to grips with it. Paul Walsh reports