UK regulator urged to address "ethnicity penalty" for car insurance

Citizens Advice analysed 18,000 motor policies in England


Insurers struggle to explain LDTI volatility to stakeholders

From communication to interpretation, experts discussed their challenges with implementing the incoming US life insurance accounting standard at last week's webinar. Cintia Cheong reports


US property cat rates continue to fall

But rate of decline is slowing, says Guy Carpenter


Cat bonds prices fall in busy Q1

Second quarter also set to break records


New capital muscles into the reinsurance business

Hedge funds, pension funds and wealth managers are among the newer investors reshaping the way that reinsurance operates and prices risk. These non-traditional investors like the returns available and the lack of correlation with other capital markets. But do they fully appreciate the risks? Sarfraz Thind reports


Cat bonds move from "sideshow to main tent"

Issuance totalled $1.6bn in Q1 2013, says WCMA


Cat bond returns have doubled over 12 months

Slow start to first quarter but activity picked up in February, says Aon Benfield


Cat bonds raised $5.9bn capital in 2012

Second only to 2007, when $7bn came to market


ILS market sees $3.6bn of new issues in H1 2012

Since RMS v11, AIR has become favoured modeller for bonds, says Swiss Re


Willis says $1.34bn issuance record for cat bonds in Q1

Citizens announces closure of $750m biggest ever issue