115 companies' credit ratings under review following AM Best's methodology update

Hannover Re, Munich Re, Swiss Re and Allstate companies may be upgraded


Insurers face $8.1bn loss in extreme cyber-attack scenario

Uncertainty around aggregation means economic losses could reach $121bn, says Lloyd's report


Few insurers to adopt PBR during transition period

US principle-based reserving becomes mandatory in 2020


GDPR to boost supply and demand for cyber insurance

Risk increases need for strong ERM, says AM Best


Turning liability into opportunity

There is growing evidence that exposure to phthalates has serious health impacts. Excluding phthalates from insurance contracts might be the natural response, but modelling the exposure could allow firms to see the risk as a business opportunity rather than a threat, as Praedicat chief executive Robert Reville tells Callum Tanner


French life insurers lose out to election worries

Policyholders may be deferring investment decisions ahead of presidential vote, says AM Best


Reinsurance buying spree continues

Soft market encourages European insurers, says AM Best


The surprising inconsistency of risk appetite and risk tolerance statements

Dave Ingram explains how Willis Re's study of insurers' risk appetite and risk tolerance statements revealed wide differences in the concepts they express


Lloyd's closes £300m tier 2 bond

Final pricing: 10-year gilts plus 330 basis points


AIG rating in question over reserving, risk management worries

AM Best puts rating on review "with negative implications"