Japan quake likely to be biggest ever for insured losses

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


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


Allianz addresses shortage of actuaries

Launches skilled personnel development programme


Van Hulle and Corinti to speak at European ERM webinar

Global actuarial profession announces speakers and programme for 14 January


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.


Insurers unlikely to be categorized as SIFIs

Turner says insurers aren't systemically similar to banks


FSB agrees to reduce reliance on rating agencies

Urges market participants to make their own credit assessments


$250m of transactions used Perils index in 2010

Allianz Risk Transfer, Munich Re and Willis Re in latest arrangement


Bernstein questions reliability of hurricane forecasts

And thinks reinsurance market is "significantly over-capitalized"