Covid-19 pandemic ranked third all-time costliest cat

Insurers can now look to cyber and climate as next greatest risks, says Howden


InsuranceERM's top US stories of 2021

US editor Sarfraz Thind picks out four key themes


2021 Atlantic hurricane season: "shorties", northeastern losses and rapid intensification

This year's Atlantic hurricane season may not have broken the records of its predecessor, but it was notable for the emergence of several worrying trends. Paul Walsh reports


Prudential Financial under no pressure to shed more annuities

Still too early to forecast LDTI impact, says chief executive Charlie Lowrey


Allianz's $35bn US life reinsurance deal to free up €3.6bn of capital

Move will help German group reach 13%-plus return on equity target


LDTI warning as insurers prepare to report next year

Analysts expect big LDTI numbers after Aflac's $20bn reveal last month


The FIO's climate letters reveal burning desires

The Federal Insurance Office (FIO) has published a raft of comment letters after its request for information on climate regulation. Could this be the tinder to spark new rules? Sarfraz Thind reports


Investor expresses concern over lack of insurer climate disclosure

Zero visibility on fossil fuel underwriting, says Green Century


Fema defends Risk Rating 2.0 flood model from criticism

But new model does not look to future climate change predictions


Aflac discloses up to $20bn earnings hit from LDTI

No change to ratings from announcement, says S&P