Michael Renz to chair AAE

Succeeds Malcom Campbell as chairman of European actuaries group


Allianz chief to quit in May

Diekmann was rumoured to be staying to manage Pimco troubles


Allianz rating unchanged despite Pimco reshuffle

S&P holds German insurer at AA


Leading the underwriting pack

As one of the lead insurers for the tragic MH17 plane crash, German insurer Allianz has continued to make the headlines in recent weeks. Here Carsten Scheffel, CEO of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty in London, talks to Marcus Alcock about the insurer's thoughts on integrated underwriting, Solvency II preparedness, and new areas of risk


Simplified BCR may hide "fatal flaws"

Insurance Europe responds to IAIS consultation


Malaysian loss could cost market $500m

Further blow for niche aviation war writers


Capturing climate change in cat models

According to Lloyd's, insurers should be including climate change in their catastrophe models. But with the uncertainties and differing timescales, it is not that simple in practice. Katie Kouchakji reports


RSA looking to Asia sale

Insurer could realise $500m


Low interest rates spell earnings problems for EU life sector

But situation not as dire as Japan in the 1990s says Bernstein


Axa's de Mailly Nesle: CROs need to be controversial and constructive

Chief risk officers should be the ones raising challenges in any decision-making process, says Axa's group CRO Alban de Mailly Nesle. But they also need to avoid being too negative, he tells Lorna Davies.