Indirect impacts of Covid-19 could factor into mortality modelling

L&G's Joseph Lu outlines potential influences on post-andemic mortality


Signal Iduna brands German health insurance plans "a poison pill"

Political parties will push for uniform system in next elections


The alternative in life

Luca Tres has been a pioneer in the development of the life ILS markets. As he begins a new role at Guy Carpenter, he talks to Christopher Cundy about the past and future at the intersection of re/insurance and capital markets


Axa still at far greater risk from financial crash than pandemic deaths

Solvency was stress-tested in latest solvency and financial condition report


Pacific Life Re establishes medical analytics team

The newly-created team will collaborate closely with other departments, such as claims


Grey swan risks to put insurers in a flap

Climate change, a massive cyber-attack and geopolitical instability are just some of the grey swan risks worrying insurers. CROs tell Ronan McCaughey how they are preparing for these threats, should the worst happen


Eiopa to study impact of management actions in 2021 stress test

European authority asks 44 insurers to report consequences of "prolonged Covid" scenario


Justin Skinner switches from CRO to become VitalityLife's managing director

Skinner had served as Vitality's group CRO for the past four years


Swiss Re is hit with $643m of Covid-19 losses in Q1

But group returns to profit this quarter with strong performance from its P&C business


Pacific Life Re broadens out into funded reinsurance market

The reinsurer's chief executive Dave Howell described the expansion as a natural next step