Modelling firms plan busy year of roll-outs

Important new models and updates are scheduled by the cat modelling companies in 2011 "" from Atlantic hurricane to European wind storms and earthquake. Here's a guide to what to expect, not only next year, but in 2012 and 2013.


Cat losses cost re/insurers $38bn in 2010

But reinsurer capital has grown to record high, according to Aon Benfield


Is EIOPA the beginning of an EU "super-regulator"?

EIOPA supersedes CEIOPS in January 2011 and is set to become much more than the advisory body that it replaces. Richard Burger and Imogen Hurst look at EIOPA's controversial new powers and their impact.


Conning acquires DFA Capital Management

ADVISE and GEMS change hands


WRN unveils research projects in US

They range from tropical cyclones to economic capital modelling


Bringing more precision to earthquake modelling

EQECAT says the soil-based attenuation feature of its latest earthquake model means less adjustment for site conditions and less uncertainty from soil amplification factors. The modelling firm's Kate Stillwell explains


Parhelion appoints ocean expert

Anthony Knap becomes independent director


Insurers pass sovereign stress test

Fitch report shows industry resilient to Greek default scenario


IFRS and Solvency II wobble towards divergence

The IASB is no longer on the same track as Solvency II, write Ann Duchêne and Marc Beckers, head of Aon Benfield Analytics in EMEA, and it hasn't yet resolved all its differences with the FASB. How will insurers cope with the variance in approaches?