Ageas credit rating upgraded to 'A' by S&P

Earnings stabilised despite low-rate environment


Picky cedants add to reinsurers' troubles

Sector faces heightened competition in 2016, says S&P


Talanx holds €1.7bn buffer against model, emerging and strategic risks

Voluntarily allocates 10% of own funds to cover uncertainties


S&P cuts rating of ten Japanese insurers

Knock-on effect of Japan's sovereign rating downgrade


Decline in profits may be permanent for P&C reinsurers

Downward pressure on pricing will continue in 2016, says Fitch


Soft market causes split among reinsurers on cat risk strategy

Firms taking on greater cat risks face increased balance sheet volatility


Brexit risks limited to licensing, regulation and short-term costs

Insurers would face increased costs of cross-border business, says S&P


US ORSA comes to life

Before the end of the year, large US insurers will submit an ORSA report to supervisors. This represents a step change for the industry, but is likely to be just the beginning of a broader process of transformation, Hugo Coelho reports


Prudence is key to avoid cyber market perils

Success in cyber market demands risk-averse underwriting, says S&P


Internal model insurers under pressure to converge - S&P

Regulators and competitors driving model change