CoreLogic acquires Eqecat

Catastrophe modeller bought by North American data and analytics firm


Property cat reinsurance renewal rates fall 11%

Pricing dropped across all major territories for first time in over a decade, according to Guy Carpenter


AM Best holds ratings on insurers with excess US terrorism exposure

Uncertain future for US terrorism risk insurance programme


Joint Forum finalises longevity risk recommendations

Eight suggestions added to draft report on longevity risk transfer market


CRO Forum elects Marco Vet as chairman

Achmea's director of risk and compliance will head up the body next year


Solvency reform a priority for US regulators

US insurance supervision is inefficient and inconsistent, according to the Federal Insurance Office, which has made its long-awaited recommendations for reform. Among its prime targets are solvency regulation, reserving and treatment of captives. Christopher Cundy reports


NAIC approves four countries for reduced reinsurer collateral

Conditional qualification for Bermuda, Germany, Switzerland and the UK


Using least squares Monte Carlo proxy functions for internal model validation

LSMC techniques are finding popularity in Solvency II economic capital calculations and multi-year projections of capital requirements. In this article, Christian Bettels explains how they can also apply to validation of internal models


FASB/IASB inconsistencies pose risks to insurers

Moody's warns of high implementation costs and poor understanding of new accounting standards


Guy Carpenter launches MetaRisk 3

Updated version of its reserve risk modelling tool