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Economic capital: the solution to two big insurance problems

Using economic capital metrics makes for better business decisions and improves the wider understanding of profitability in the insurance sector. The opportunity is not to be missed, argue Gez Llanaj and Assad Shah


Eiopa to amend Solvency II to encourage guaranteed life products

Risk margin back on the agenda for 2021


Eiopa's Fausto Parente: convergence is the remedy for regulatory arbitrage

The executive director of the EU's insurance authority discusses its new powers, Brexit, supervisory convergence, insurtech and sustainability in this interview with Christopher Cundy


"Perfect storm" heading for insurance industry, Zurich CRO warns

Cecilia Reyes describes multi-year scenario analysis that could save businesses, if worst all comes at once


LV= to change role of senior executive as three functions converge

Mark Laidlaw to head unified trio of internal teams


Unlucky 13 German life firms go sub-100% on solvency ratio without TMTP

Fitch foresees run-off and M&A of the smaller weaklings


UK regulator sets expectations for insurers' risk and capital management

Most firms likely to meeting expectations already, says PRA


Model changes bring Aegon close to "opportunity zone"

Dutch insurer adds 10pp to its solvency capital ratio, bringing it close to the upper limit of its target capitalisation


Decision to cut nat cat reinsurance vindicated despite big bill, says Hannover Re

But hurricanes and earthquakes still raised combined ratio to 104.4%


Zurich offloads $450m med-mal portfolio to Catalina

Swiss firm wants to free up capital from non-core activities