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.


Allianz plans more equity and infrastructure investments

Another €5bn to be committed to equities


UK storms and floods to cost £1.1bn

Insurers paying out equivalent of £6.7m a day for flooding


Impact Forecasting launches new EU windstorm model

Developed in partnership with the University of Cologne


Diversification and caution characterise insurers' 2014 asset strategies

Another year of weak yields from bonds is prompting some insurers to continue diversifying their investment portfolios. But with predictions of weaker equity markets and continuing low interest rates, others are battening down the hatches. Jamie Bullen and Christopher Cundy report