Only 3% of P&C insurers active in ILS market

AM Best survey reveals low levels of penetration among primary insurers


US ORSA comes to life

Before the end of the year, large US insurers will submit an ORSA report to supervisors. This represents a step change for the industry, but is likely to be just the beginning of a broader process of transformation, Hugo Coelho reports


Solvency II transitionals fuel subordinated debt issuance

PRA's hardnosed approach kept UK insurers away from debt rush


Risky expansion strategies in vogue

AM Best says current environment favours growth outside core expertise


A new breed of casualty cat models

Modelling of a casualty or liability catastrophe has traditionally lacked the sophistication seen in the property cat world, despite its potential for harming insurers. The industry and regulators are waking up to this threat and new solutions are being developed. Christopher Cundy reports


The three most overused phrases in insurance

US insurers name the buzzwords of 2014


Alternative capital influx to continue says AM Best

Warns over future carrier profitability


AM Best maintains negative reinsurance outlook

Highlights pressure on investment yield


Improved model could hurt some insurers, says JLT Re

AM Best plans to launch revised capital adequacy ratio model in 2015


China Re to go it alone at Lloyd's

Aims to establish own managing agency over time