MetLife, Manulife say accounting proposals bring "unwarranted volatility"

US life firms respond to the IASB's third exposure draft


Asian solvency reforms - part 1

Asian insurance markets have been growing fast, in terms of both their size and sophistication, and national supervisors are responding to the international pressure to improve their prudential regulatory regimes. Developments in Hong Kong, China and Singapore are covered in this first part


On the road to common standards for group capital

A recent Geneva Association report revealed some surprises in the capital management of global insurance groups – and a reluctance to rush towards global standards. Co-author Kathrin Hoppe explains to Christopher Cundy


Contingent capital "shows promise" as cushion for stressed firms

CAS paper provides pricing and valuation models


Manulife's Rahim Hirji: shifting from hedging to growth

Risk management is no longer about policing an insurance company, says Rahim Hirji, chief risk officer at Canada's Manulife Financial. He talks to Lorna Davies about changing regulations, market concerns and the development of the CRO


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