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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


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


Economic resilience leaves Australia's general insurers in need of live local stress modelling data

Regulator says industry should draw on foreign experience to test robustness to disasters


IAIS faces fresh debate on systemic risk – and clash on capital standard

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors meeting in Kuala Lumpur this week comes amid a renewed debate about systemic risk in insurers and big questions about the deadlines for developing a global capital standard. Christopher Cundy reports


Treasury Committee finds fundamental discord between UK insurers and their regulator

Underwriters and supervisor “lack confidence” in each other, committee report says


NN's Jan-Hendrik Erasmus: "the key issue is how to embrace technology"

NN Group’s chief risk officer discusses with David Walker how the Dutch insurer is positioned for M&A, why Solvency II does not need to change, longevity risk hedging and today’s technology and cyber challenges


Internal models "by and large consistent" on sovereign risk, says Eiopa

EU authority issues update on its internal model consistency projects


115 companies' credit ratings under review following AM Best's methodology update

Hannover Re, Munich Re, Swiss Re and Allstate companies may be upgraded


Admiral licenses ESG from Moody's Analytics

For modelling market risk and investments


Direct Line invests £1.3m in fintech firm

UK-based Canopy is targeting the property rental market