Investor focus on solvency ratios could shape capital strategies

Rating agency warns industry that investors will compare Q1 ratios


Multi-billion dollar losses expected from Alberta wildfire

Blaze halts region's oil production; likely to be Canada's costliest disaster, warns AM Best


Axa pursues exit from UK life and savings market

Sells Elevate business to Standard Life following strategic review


Former Solvency II rapporteur given four-year sentence

Ex-MEP Peter Skinner was found guilty of swindling expenses


Prudential Financial seals third longevity reinsurance deal with L&G

Supports growth of L&G's bulk annuity business


Unfreezing the UFR

The revised methodology for calculating the ultimate forward rate may not be a catastrophe for all insurers with long-term liabilities, but it will put an unwelcome spotlight on solvency and accelerate the redesign of products. Hugo Coelho reports


Record-breaking $2bn quarter for ILS market

Pressure to divulge modelling information and apply fair value accounting could spark further growth


Eiopa's UFR review suggests euro rate of 3.7%

Consultation proposes annual review of rates with change limits


Houston flooding exceeds "1-in-200-year" rainfall

Comparisons drawn with 2001's tropical storm Allison