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The dual challenge of implementing IFRS 17 and IFRS 9

Insurers across the world whose accounting practices are based on IFRS principles are busy preparing for the most radical shakeup for a generation. Cintia Cheong explains the basics behind those changes and how the industry is preparing

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IFRS 17: what insurers dislike from the final consultation

The treatment of reinsurance accounting under IFRS 17 appears to be the most consistent complaint from re/insurers, but deciding when the standard should take effect continues to generate disagreements among stakeholders. Cintia Cheong reports

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Insurtech roundup: Quantemplate, QBE, Corax, Transamerica, Swiss Re, Spixii, Old Mutual

InsuranceERM rounds up the latest developments in the fast-moving world of insurtech

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Swiss Re's ReAssure acquires former Old Mutual business

Quilter plc sells closed UK life business to ReAssure

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Old Mutual board suspends CEO

Peter Moyo has led the insurer for one year

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"Risk management will need to focus more on operational resilience"

In the coming years, Sue Kean believes CROs will have to focus more on non-financial risks and risk with operational and strategic relevance

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German life book consolidation: cultural shift needed

Following the sale of Generali Leben to Viridium, the largest-ever transfer of a German life book, participants are hopeful it will convince doubtful minds and open the door to more deals. Christopher Cundy reports

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Four UK life insurers avoid customer fairness probe

Financial Conduct Authority closes investigation without enforcement action

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Scottish Widows escapes scrutiny over treatment of longstanding customers

"Insufficient basis" for enforcement, FCA says

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Microinsurance offers a lesson in technology and agility

Opportunities in emerging markets are flourishing, but traditional insurers cannot simply transpose their western business models. Aggelos Andreou finds the use of technology and a change in mindset are the keys to opening the doors