Stormy weather cost German insurers $3bn in 2018

Just one storm - Frederike in January 2018 - was responsible for €900m of insured losses


BaFin sets out 2019 insurance supervisory agenda

German regulator’s areas of focus mix regulation, investment, and technical issues in Solvency II


Solvency II: what reforms can we expect?

Christopher Cundy examines what will change with the two scheduled reviews of Solvency II and the other issues set to influence the EU's landmark insurance legislation


German life sector 'depends strongly' on transitional measures

BaFin reveals the benefit of transitional provisions for German insurers


Germany opens way for UK insurers to avoid Brexit turmoil

Draft legislation would allow UK financial firms to continue operating in Germany


BaFin rejects church insurer's solvency rescue plan

Caritas's Pensionskasse was struggling with ZZR


Supervisors get serious on innovation risk

Insurers have plenty to gain from adopting robotics, AI and big data technologies, but supervisors want to see them managing the risks properly. Paul Walsh reports from the IAIS annual conference in Luxembourg


BaFin puts ZZR contribution saving at €15bn

But Germany’s regulator says the challenges for life industry will endure


BaFin promises "sensible solutions" for post-Brexit business

German regulator makes wide-ranging speech on life sector


IAIS Luxembourg: AI and big data require crucial risk management changes, experts warn

Insurers need to upgrade their risk management operations to cope with technologies