Bigger does not mean better for insurers

Expanding an insurance business in good times typically meant growing profits. In today's tougher economic environment, Europe's largest insurers are being much more prudent about spending capital, and are only considering very careful expansion, as David Walker writes


UK live events reinsurance scheme delivers over £100m of cover

The initiative was launched so eligible live events could obtain Covid-19 insurance cover


Full complexity of Europe's insurance groups revealed

Despite Amanda Blanc's simplification drive, Aviva remains the UK's most complex insurer


Russian-Ukrainian exposure at Europe's insurers revealed

Insurance Risk Data finds Allianz takes top spot for number of stakes in war-zone businesses


Munich Re hit with €100m in Q1 claims from Russia-Ukraine war

Reinsurer's CFO Christoph Jurecka said the conflict severely impacted its result


Manulife hires CRO in Asia

Aravind Srinivas has joined from Munich Re


Insurers share IFRS 17 training tips for BAU future

Expert insights from InsuranceERM's IFRS 17 conference


Reinsurance helps unlock the C-Ross puzzle

As risk-based capital regimes such as China's C-Ross are implemented in Asia, insurers will be looking at options for capital management including reinsurance, as Hugo Choi explains to David Walker


Hannover Re rejects African oil pipeline

The German reinsurer follows Swiss Re, Axa, Zurich and Scor in boycotting the project