Insurers happy with UK's Solvency II plans, but capital savings remain uncertain

The government has grabbed positive headlines with its proposals to reform Solvency II, but the industry is cautious about the how they will pan out. Cintia Cheong reports


IAG boosts nat cat expectation following Australia floods

Trade body chief says some insurers might have "no appetite" for flood-afflicted areas


Australia limits use of offshore life reinsurance

Apra says finalising the rule change will strengthen its oversight of the life insurance sector


UK regulator updates scenarios for 2022 stress tests

PRA invites comments on design of life and general insurance tests


PRA's pair push insurance reform

In 2021, the UK's prudential regulator launched landmark studies into Solvency II, climate and diversity. Charlotte Gerken and Anna Sweeney talk to Christopher Cundy about the exercises and what comes next


Australian regulator rejects internal models in revised capital framework

Revision prompted by introduction of AASB 17 accounting standard


UK's Solvency II study spooks the market

Annuity writers have been shocked by the results of the UK's quantitative impact study on potential reforms to Solvency II and are preparing for a clash with the regulator, as Christopher Cundy reports


UK's Climate Financial Risk Forum issues more guidance for insurers

The second round of guides are designed to help financial firms address climate risk