More insurers join Bloomberg gender equality index

From 2019, there are now 18 insurers overall featured in the gender equality index


The Hartford offloads variable annuities run-off business for $2bn

Ex-Barclays chief Bob Diamond among the buyers


Will Solvency II boost the growing life ILS market?

Life insurance securitisation has made a comeback since 2008, albeit in a different form. With Solvency II rules predicted to push life companies to transfer risk off their books, participants hope life ILS could grow to rival cat bonds. Sarfraz Thind reports


Reinsurers and brokers steeled for "post-convergence" markets

The rise of alternative capital has been the talking point at this year's reinsurance Rendez-vous in Monte Carlo. The $45bn currently in play could double in next three years, but what will be the effect on pricing and how reinsurers and brokers operate? Christopher Cundy reports


DeLemps takes CRO role at Endurance

Adds risk management to underwriting responsibilities


Cat bond returns have doubled over 12 months

Slow start to first quarter but activity picked up in February, says Aon Benfield


MassMutual's Ward sees regulatory risk as the major challenge

US insurers are still dealing with regulations sparked by the financial crisis, and there are more on the way, MassMutual's risk supremo Betsy Ward tells Gloria Gonzalez. Ward also talks about the North American CRO Council, solvency modernisation and US equivalence with Europe


ILS market sees $3.6bn of new issues in H1 2012

Since RMS v11, AIR has become favoured modeller for bonds, says Swiss Re


Liberty returns to cat bond market

Along with Munich Re and Hannover Re


January cat bond update

CEA, Swiss Re and Aetna have returned to the market