Chilean riots show potential for catastrophic SRCC losses

One-third of strike, riot and civil commotion losses incurred by retailers, says PCS report


AIR Worldwide assesses next wave of countries at risk from coronavirus

The catastrophe modeller used its pandemic model to run hypothetical scenarios


Solvency rules minimise insurance company failures

Fewer insolvencies have taken place since rules were introduced in 2004


No need for new models for coronavirus, says top German actuary

MunichRe chief life/health actuary says Spanish flu still the benchmark of one-in-200-year event


Australian life insurers arm up on the frontline of climate change

Climate change is not just a worry for property and casualty insurers. In Australia, whose recent natural disasters are widely seen as harbingers of global warming, life and health firms recognise complacency is no option. David Walker reports


WTW insurance consultant ranked world's best financial modeller

Annual competition attracts 2,000 participants


US life insurers with mortality focus face greatest coronavirus threat

Five reinsurers would bear brunt of any potential losses, says Fitch


Coronavirus cover 'promise' by Malaysian insurers

The World Health Organisation has declared the outbreak a global health emergency


AIR Worldwide estimates up to 250,000 could be infected with coronavirus

But Fitch says as things stand, Chinese life firms adequately capitalised for earnings hit


Diversification drive cuts US reinsurers' pandemic risk

Reinsurers could still face 40% to 50% capital threat from mortality risk, says AM Best