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Rendez-Vous de Septembre: Clouded optimism in uncertain times

Rendez-Vous de Septembre: Clouded optimism in uncertain times

The annual reinsurance meeting in Monte Carlo is a good barometer to measure the sector's health. This year, amid successfully managing last year's losses from natural disasters, reinsurers' indicators seem to be flashing 'green'. But uncertainty still looms like black clouds in the distance. Vincent Huck reports

Roundtable

How to insure a warming world

How to insure a warming world

Participants in part two of this roundtable from Insurance Asset Risk and DWS discuss the strategic transformations that are needed, and the influence of voluntary and regulatory initiatives on this process

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Insurers and asset managers: a relationship in turmoil

Insurers and asset managers: a relationship in turmoil

The relationship between insurers and their asset manager is evolving, shifted by macroeconomic changes, regulations, fee pressures and new asset dynamics. Insurers say they want more from their asset managers. But more of what precisely? And how are managers responding? IAR asks the industry. By Sarfraz Thind

Insurers call for SII change to unlock investments

Insurers call for SII change to unlock investments

In response to a European Commission consultation on proposals for a new investment programme in the EU, Insurance Europe wants a review of Solvency II rules to unlock insurers' investment potential. Vincent Huck reports

Sustainable investment needs a helping hand from regulators

Sustainable investment needs a helping hand from regulators

It is time for regulators to use all the tools at their disposal to address the risks climate changes pose to the financial stability of the insurance industry, Aviva Investors chief responsible investment officer Steve Waygood warns

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Insurance & Climate Risk Americas

Discuss the disruptive cascade effect of physical environmental risks and their impact on insurance risk as well as the threats and opportunities for investments

Insurance & Climate Risk EMEA

Discuss the disruptive cascade effect of physical environmental risks and their impact on insurance risk as well as the threats and opportunities for investments

Spotlight on: Technology

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Artificial intelligence gets real

Artificial intelligence gets real

In recent investor presentations and earnings calls, we have increasingly come across the terms ‘artificial intelligence’ (AI) and its terminology bedfellows, ‘machine learning’ (ML) and ‘Big Data’. While companies have addressed these concepts for a few years now, they have taken centre stage in the last 12 months.

How to connect new technologies with strategy

How to connect new technologies with strategy

MetLife's chief digital officer Greg Baxter talks to Paul Walsh about which technologies are his top priorities, how such technologies can be applied to asset liability management in a Solvency II environment and what investments the firm is making in the digital economy.

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