Legal and regulatory threats may dominate climate change costs

S&P suggests it may spur insurers into action


Mutuals blame rating agencies for soaring Solvency II costs

Amice calls for amendment to reduce reliance on external ratings


Reinsurers will probably avoid a G-Sii designation

Standard & Poor's argues reinsurers are not systemic and unlikely to face the HLA


Delta Lloyd allies with Fubon to avoid capital crisis

Rights issue takes another twist as investor makes U-turn


Are Belgian life insurance lapses lethal?

EU regulators have warned that surrenders are creating liquidity risk for the Belgian life insurance sector, but is there more to the scary headline figures? Hugo Coelho reports


ERM progression limited by uneconomic principles of Solvency II

S&P urges European insurers to go beyond compliance


Fall in insurance premiums to lag growth of driverless cars

UK insurers are starting to diversify their businesses, according to S&P


MetLife's spin-off subsidiaries suffer ratings downgrade

S&P and Moody's cite capital intensity and lack of group support


Climate change to shave 0.5% off insurers' capital annually

Larger impact to be felt through lower investment returns


Solvency II fuels risk of model convergence

The demands of regulatory approval are creating a lack of diversity in insurance models and driving an increase in systemic risk, according to a joint industry and academic study. Sarfraz Thind reports