1349

Age-related state spending set to soar

Ageing will affect industrialised and emerging countries

1337

Cat costs have risen eightfold since 1970

Blame economic growth, especially in Asia, says Allianz

1315

Japan quake likely to be biggest ever for insured losses

Tohoku will cost re/insurers more than any other earthquake in history

1207

Japan Post and Axa top rankings of world's largest insurers

Latest annual rankings by A M Best are based on assets and on net premiums written

1130

Allianz addresses shortage of actuaries

Launches skilled personnel development programme

1118

Van Hulle and Corinti to speak at European ERM webinar

Global actuarial profession announces speakers and programme for 14 January

1108

TW/EMB merger will mean non-life push in Europe

Towers Watson wanted to build its non-life business in Europe. EMB wanted to do more than scratch the surface in North America. Here the two key players on each side explain why the combination of the two firms makes strategic sense.

1068

Insurers unlikely to be categorized as SIFIs

Turner says insurers aren't systemically similar to banks

1057

FSB agrees to reduce reliance on rating agencies

Urges market participants to make their own credit assessments