Solvency II equivalence under threat

Europe's politicians are demanding a greater say in which countries can be deemed equivalent to Solvency II, amid fears that the European Commission is not moving fast enough with decisions that are crucial to insurers worldwide. Sarfraz Thind reports


Flood simulations inundate the cat modelling scene

Flood models feature heavily in the release plans of catastrophe modelling companies. Christopher Cundy talks to the main providers about their 2015 schedules.


Aon adds life, health and pensions capabilities to ReMetrica

Brings stochastic modelling to life insurers and pension funds


Industry poised for "fundamental change" says Guy Carpenter

Consolidation of larger players beckons


Reinsurance pricing continues to slide

Record capacity and benign loss experience mean no respite


US cold snap to cost hundreds of millions

Aon Benfield suggests Brisbane bill may also grow


IERM comment: whose capital is it anyway?

The rise in popularity of third-party capital in the insurance arena raises interesting questions for regulators


Risk of Asian flood losses widespread says Guy Carpenter

Population concentration in flood-prone areas increasing risk


Full steam ahead for Solvency II technology implementation

The heat is on insurers to make their technology work in a fast-paced and regulation-bound environment, as Christopher Cundy surveys the scene in his introduction to the InsuranceERM Technology Guide 2014-15


Cat bond issues reach new record

Aon Benfield latest to highlight low pricing