First $1bn economic loss of year likely from severe US weather

Insured losses will amount to hundreds of millions of dollars, says Impact Forecasting


Factor climate change into models, urges Lloyd's

Insurers may need to hold more capital


With changing market dynamics, insurers can profit in fixed income

They buy in bulk, their size gives them clout with large fixed-income asset managers and their buy-and-hold outlook insulates them from market swings, as Douglas Niemann explains


US energy investor's fund targets VA insurers

Tortoise fund promises diversification and attractive returns


RMS parts company with chief technology officer

Philippe Stephan "exploring new opportunities"


Large insurers to increase outsourcing of portfolio management

Third–party managers set to take on alternative or illiquid asset classes and corporate debt


ImageCat launches data quality tool for property cat modellers

Inhance software allows insurers to visualise accuracy of property exposures


"No resentment" in Bermuda over Solvency II equivalence deal

Bermuda Monetary Authority director for licensing and authorisations, Shelby Weldon, tells Christopher Cundy how the country's supervisory regime is taking account of changes in regulation globally - not just in the EU


ABI gives guidance on non-modelled cat risks

Hidden risk has potential impact on solvency


Cat bonds prices fall in busy Q1

Second quarter also set to break records