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How to avert the big data threat

Big data analytics promises to revolutionise risk selection for insurers, but threatens to marginalise higher-risk groups. Paul Walsh investigates how the “solidarity monitor” devised by the Dutch insurance association can help avoid exclusion

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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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Liquidity risk management for life insurers

Managing liquidity requires a different approach from managing capital and must often be considered over different, typically much shorter, time periods – as consultants at Milliman explain

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Implementing IFRS 17 discount curves: theoretical and practical challenges

Insurers will have to develop their own assumptions around discount rates under IFRS 17, which will re-open some old debates around incorporating the illiquidity premium. Steven Morrison explains.

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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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Climate risk in the US: time to stand up

Trenchant politics, vested interests, short-term thinking ... tackling climate change in the US is an uphill battle. Washington insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler tells Sarfraz Thind about the difficulties of standing up to the status quo

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Insurers push for dual-rate approach to Ogden

The change in the Ogden rate prompted surprise and disappointment from insurers. Their hopes for a fairer settlement are now pinned on the next round of reforms, as Christopher Cundy and Paul Walsh report

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Annual cohorts dominate EU debate on IFRS 17 endorsement

Efrag's preliminary discussions on proposed amendments to IFRS 17 reveal growing support to revise the approach to grouping of insurance contracts. Cintia Cheong reports

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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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What's next for the MA and VA?

More than €100bn of capital relief is provided by Solvency II's matching and volatility adjustments, but they are far from uncontroversial. As the European Commission begins to consider reforms, Christopher Cundy reports on the problems and possible solutions