NAIC calls for US to wield influence at FSB

National Association of Insurance Commissioners wants bolstered US participation


Regulatory change to increase reinsurance buying

But North American CFOs say they are unlikely to use different structures


Prudential starts reporting capital on Solvency II basis

Solvency II coverage ratio of 257% slightly less than IGD ratio of 280%


Solvency II equivalence rules seen as "provocation" by US reinsurers

US reinsurers may be disadvantaged compared with European peers


Rothesay Life completes £123m pension buy-in

First deal since acquisition of MetLife's £3bn UK bulk annuity portfolio


Diversification and caution characterise insurers' 2014 asset strategies

Another year of weak yields from bonds is prompting some insurers to continue diversifying their investment portfolios. But with predictions of weaker equity markets and continuing low interest rates, others are battening down the hatches. Jamie Bullen and Christopher Cundy report


Basic capital requirement should be between SII's MCR and SCR

Eiopa's chairman Gabriel Bernardino says BCR should be kept "simple"


Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway would clean-up following major cat

Climate change not influencing cat risk calculations – yet


Amlin's internal model helps cut reinsurance spend

Profits rise, but re/insurer under pressure from lower cat reinsurance rates


Expect more frequent weather extremes, says Allianz director

Omen: Q4 2013 generated the most UK claims in a decade