B3i blockchain initiative chooses platform to build applications

Insurance industry group to use Corda platform developed for financial services


Improving the three lines of defence model

In the follow-up to his article on why the insurance industry needs a new risk governance model, Henry Essert describes how a risk function can better oversee a risk-taking business and deal with strategic threats more effectively


Legacy LTC books remain a worry for US life insurer ratings

Moody's study reveals rising claims on long-term care policies


How to implement an effective and compliant model validation process

Ashish Kwatra and Jennifer (Kang) Khaleghy continue to share their experiences around successful internal model approval programmes with a focus on independent model validation – an area closely scrutinised by the regulator


French insurer targets improved consistency by mutualising its business

Groupama SA will become Groupama Assurance Mutuelles


May's North Atlantic storms set to hit insurers for multi-billion dollar losses

Significant damage reported in the US and Canada


Marine insurance blockchain platform hopes to cut costs, risks and capital

The world's first blockchain platform for the marine insurance sector was launched at the end of May. Paul Walsh sits down with some of the platform's leaders to discuss how it will save costs and reduce risk


SFCRs: "We're not sure any policyholders read them"

Insurers say their solvency and financial condition reports (SFCRs) are barely read by customers, so how should they evolve to better suit their audience? Christopher Cundy reports on this and other views and experiences with the public Solvency II document


Moody's upgrades outlook for Chinese life insurance sector

A slowdown in high-risk investments has contributed to an improved situation for China’s life insurance sector


Aon commits to the UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance

It is the first insurance broker to sign up to the principles