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  • weather icons Climate risk: rain or shineMark Thompson explains how to provide protection against climate risks, and champions more environmentally sound corporate governance 09 February 2017
  • The influenza agenda The influenza agendaInsurers perennially cite a pandemic as one of the major risks they face, but are the industry's modelling approaches keeping pace with the wider body of available knowledge? Matthew Edwards and Richard Marshall investigate 01 December 2016
  • Monte Carlo © iStock Reinsurers to face soft cycle for longer, says S&PThe soft cycle in reinsurance has continued longer than many reinsurers expected in the past few years, according to a report published by Standard and Poor's (S&P). 14 September 2016
  • Pounds and Euros © Shutterstock MPs to consider changes to Solvency II following BrexitThe Treasury Select Committee has launched an inquiry into Solvency II, a harmonised EU-wide insurance regulatory scheme, following the UK's decision to leave the EU. 13 September 2016
  • Italy earthquake © Shutterstock Low coverage from Italy earthquake protects insurers from heavy lossesInsured losses caused by an earthquake in Italy last month will be low, owing to very limited insurance penetration, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team. 09 September 2016
  • Paris attack © Shutterstock Terrorism leaves insurers uncertain about pricingRecent events across Europe such as terror attacks in Paris and Brussels have resulted in a marked change in how firms look at premiums and exposures, according to PwC's latest London Market pricing conditions review. 24 August 2016
  • Strong winds © Shutterstock Reinsurers face headwinds from both sides of balance sheets, says S&PGlobal reinsurers are experiencing challenges from both the asset and liability sides of their balance sheets, according to a report published by Standard and Poor's (S&P). 24 August 2016
  • A car crash © Shutterstock PPO volume remains low, study suggestsThe number of periodic payment orders (PPOs) granted by UK courts in 2015 remains low, according to Aon Benfield. 19 August 2016
  • Flood in Paris © iStock Insurers liable for $30bn of world's catastrophes in first half-yearInsured losses caused by natural disasters around the world have cost firms $30bn in the first six months of 2016, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team. 22 July 2016
  • Canadian wildfire in Fort McMurray © iStock Reinsurance market softening slows downMarket softening in reinsurance is continuing to slow down during the June/July renewal season due to a lack of catastrophe losses, with price reductions also slowing, according to Willis Re. 05 July 2016
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