Cat bond triggered by Japan quake

By Reuters News


Willis Re assesses S&P capital model criteria

New economic capital model criteria provide incentive to insurers


Economic insolvency vs actual insolvency

Economic insolvency rates are significantly higher than the declared insolvencies measured by the rating agencies. Capital requirements and the price of insurance products could be affected, argues the CRO Forum.


Chubb launches East Lane Re IV

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Swiss Re's performance rebounds

But early repayment of Buffett loan was costly


S&P upbeat on Aviva's capital adequacy

Rating agency upgrades outlook on insurer.


S&P revamps ERM review criteria for insurers

Minimal rating changes expected following application of the criteria.


A M Best adds ERM section to ratings questionnaire

Seeks information on insurers' risk management philosophy


"Some form of QIS6 seems inevitable"

Because QIS 5 clearly shows the standard formula lacking in several key areas


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