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Riding the inflation wave

Inflation has been rising throughout 2021 driven by the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, surging energy prices and global supply chain disruption. Ronan McCaughey asks how insurers are dealing with the risk

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German actuaries review the Review of Solvency II

Dissecting documents with a fine-tooth comb is natural for actuaries. After applying one to the European Commission's proposals for Solvency II reform, German Association of Actuaries board member Frank Schiller spoke to David Walker

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Future pandemic risk pools will be shallow, not deep

The concept of an all-encompassing government-backed risk pool to deal with the threat of future pandemics is all but dead. However, public support remains available for smaller schemes, as Paul Walsh reports

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Eiopa's Petra Hielkema: stress tests and Orsas are good for climate risk management

The chair of the EU's insurance authority talks to Christopher Cundy about the supervision of sustainability issues and explains why the own risk and solvency assessment (Orsa) and stress testing are the most important tools, right now

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Climate change's threat to longevity

The relationship between the environment and human health is a growing topic for life insurers. Longevity modelling experts expect there will be some important and unexpected trends to consider, as Cintia Cheong reports

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L&G's Simon Gadd: piloting a pathway

Simon Gadd was appointed as Legal & General's first group climate change director earlier this year. He talks to Christopher Cundy about how he is helping steer the UK life insurer and asset manager towards its net-zero goal

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FSOC climate report: more talk than action

US Federal authorities released their much-awaited report on climate risk in the finance industry. Though comprehensive on current practices, the report treads lightly in its recommendations for what should be done. Sarfraz Thind explains

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UK's Solvency II study spooks the market

Annuity writers have been shocked by the results of the UK's quantitative impact study on potential reforms to Solvency II and are preparing for a clash with the regulator, as Christopher Cundy reports

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COP26: a springboard for action, says the IAIS

Jonathan Dixon, secretary general of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, discusses with Sarfraz Thind the hopes for COP26 and how insurers may benefit from the global climate conference

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How insurers can regain climate leadership

Everyone needs to go beyond their comfort zones if the Paris Agreement goals are to be met. Peter Bosshard has four suggestions for insurers