Tough battle ahead for global capital standards

The response of US state insurance regulators to the IAIS consultation on the insurance capital standard sheds light over hurdles on the way of a global compromise. Hugo Coelho reports


Swiss Re restructures longevity deal costing $30m/year

Currency moves have negligible impact on 2014 results


Nat cat property losses are spawning casualty claims

Swiss Re paper suggests growing link


Genworth downgraded after $478m impairment charge

Further troubles with long-term care business


US 'prepared for retaliation' over Solvency II equivalency

Unfavourable decision would have negative impact on EU insurers, says Consedine


Aon Benfield relaunches VA hedging unit

PathWise Solutions Group to offer high-speed analysis


US insurers urge Fed to customise Sifi regulations

Banking regulations are inappropriate, says American Council of Life Insurers


Chief Compliance Officers Forum launched

Allianz's Loesler appointed as chairman of the group


US regulators increase transparency for designation of systemic insurers

Reforms enable AIG, Prudential and MetLife to engage in annual re-evaluations of Sifi status


Solvency II equivalence under threat

Europe's politicians are demanding a greater say in which countries can be deemed equivalent to Solvency II, amid fears that the European Commission is not moving fast enough with decisions that are crucial to insurers worldwide. Sarfraz Thind reports