Allianz reports Q1 profit despite heavy cat losses

Scor. XL Group and Alterra Capital post losses


Japan quake likely to be biggest ever for insured losses

Tohoku will cost re/insurers more than any other earthquake in history


Scor targets longevity risk

Solvency II will increase demand for longevity swaps, says French reinsurer.


Chartis issues cat bond, Scor CoCos

Chartis, which sold its debut catastrophe bond in May, has added another $450m to its existing coverage, according to Reuters.


SST implementation provides lessons for Solvency II

The five year period to complete implementation of the Swiss Solvency Test is almost at an end but the country's regulator has been unable to approve definitively any insurer's internal model. What are the lessons for other European regulators? Helen Yates explains


Scor issues new Atlas VI notes

Will cover European windstorms and Japanese earthquakes


QIS5 cat scenarios are within industry range

Guy Carpenter analyzes windstorm, flood, earthquake, hail and subsidence scenarios


Will Solvency II deadline be lost in transition?

It looks increasingly unlikely that Solvency II will arrive with a big bang on 1 January 2013 because some key aspects of the directive will be phased in. But the transitional arrangements have yet to be spelled out. Helen Yates explains