IFRS 17: still waiting for disclosures

The IFRS 17 accounting standard is due to be implemented in five months' time, but many insurers are leaving it until the eleventh hour to reveal what impact the transition will have on their financial metrics. Christopher Cundy and Paul Walsh report


South Africa commits $1.4bn to restore solvency at Sasria

State-owned political violence insurer suffered enormous losses in last year's riots


Europe's life insurers release Covid-19 reserves as pandemic eases

Future mortality improvements likely to be suppressed, insurers report


Dutch watchdog warns of climate change's effects on insurability

AFM warns some property will be uninsurable with climate change


Insurers' cyber-attack preparations detailed in solvency reports

Insurance companies warn an attack using quantum computing may render them defenceless


SFCRs reveal European insurers' Covid-19 stress test scenarios

The scenarios imagined the insurance impact of multiple lockdowns and waves of infection


European insurers' SFCRs reveal why climate change is a hot issue

Reputational and financial risks of inaction on global warming are considered in solvency reports


ASR: South African riots highlight market for political violence cover

Zouheb Azam from Africa Specialty Risks shares his views on prospects for the insurance line


Africa Specialty Risks aims for a continental shift

Christopher Cundy talks to co-founders Mikir Shah and Bryan Howett about how and why they established an Africa-focused reinsurer in the midst of a pandemic, and their ambition to make an impression in the diverse continent