Risky expansion strategies in vogue

AM Best says current environment favours growth outside core expertise


Hedge fund reinsurers face challenge on operating model

IRS proposes regulations to crack down on tax avoidance


The future of appraisal valuations

The contents of actuarial appraisal valuations in M&A situations are set to evolve with the arrival of Solvency II and updated accounting standards. Fergal O'Shea discusses the likely changes and considers how the appraisal reports will remain relevant.


FCA launching study into use of big data

UK regulator takes another look at retirement sales practices in 2015/16


Salary balance shifts in risk transfer markets

Banks no longer top payers, says Plenum's TC Jefferson


Ageas stalls on Solvency II disclosure

Waiting for key decisions from regulators


PartnerRe and Axis to merge in $11bn deal

Tumbling premiums fuelling wave of consolidation in reinsurance sector


Solvency II could be aligned with ICS in 2018 review

EU is open to changes, but would stop short of returning to factor-based approach


MetLife fights too big to fail label in federal court

Lawsuit puts to test post-crisis financial rules


IAIS attempts to bridge divide on valuation standards for ICS

Key elements of the global insurance capital standard under consultation