AM Best to begin Covid-19 stress testing

The test will gauge the impact of the virus on insurers' risk-adjusted capital levels


Climate change top risk for US insurers

Pandemic ranked only seventh, according to AM Best


Modelling the virus

The spread of Covid-19 has not come as a surprise to everyone. Analytics firms are looking at the thousands of situations to model pandemics every day. However, it seems insurers are not quite up to scratch. Sarfraz Thind reports


South Korea's regulatory change likely to boost insurers' solvency

Co-insurance will also bring opportunities to reinsurers, says AM Best


Insurers struggling to price US D&O risk as claimants prefer litigation to settlements

Loss creep fed by claimants taking on "people in powerful positions" in media, politics and sport, AM Best says


Diversification drive cuts US reinsurers' pandemic risk

Reinsurers could still face 40% to 50% capital threat from mortality risk, says AM Best


Cannabis insurance: ending the bad trip

Conflicting state and federal laws, uncertain pricing and novel risks have discouraged most insurers from participating in the cannabis market so far. But as the US edges nearer to federal legalisation, this could change. Sarfraz Thind reports


Argentina capital controls may pose regulatory barriers for insurers

Restrictions on foreign currency transactions have been imposed to stabilise reserves


Japanese typhoons won't dent insurers' capital

Faxai and Hagibis will not severely affect Japan’s three main non-life insurers’ capitalisation, says AM Best


InsureTech Connect: What happens in Vegas?

Insurers piled into the Nevada desert last month to meet their technological future at the InsureTech Connect event. It all points to the inviolable certainty that insurtech is no longer just a buzzword. Sarfraz Thind reports