The Insurance Council of Australia’s (ICA) latest data released Friday (July 29) show insured losses at $5.13m from the February-March floods have passed Cyclone Tracy’s in 1974, making it Australia’s second most costly extreme weather event – just shy of the 1997 Sydney hailstorm, which caused $5.57m in insured losses.
APRA plans to modernise Australia’s prudential architecture and has started to overhaul its framework, APRA chair Wayne Byres revealed today.
The financial consequences from the war in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia have severely affected Munich Re’s first quarter, the reinsurer revealed in its latest results today (May 10).
Australia’s private health Insurance (PHI) industry urgently needs a rescue plan to stop its death spiral, a Grattan Institute report released today, warns.
Global risk and reinsurance specialist Guy Carpenter & Co yesterday launched an Asia-Pacific catastrophe advisory group, which will be lead by its Australia and NZ property treaty broking team leader Jeremy Waite.
AMP Ltd’s board plans a portfolio review of the Group’s assets and businesses as part of its transformation strategy to create “a simpler, leaner business”. Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and King & Wood Mallesons have been appointed AMP’s advisers to manage the review.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Fraud Taskforce has raided several premises as part of an investigation into large-scale fraud allegedly committed by a western Sydney healthcare practitioner.
AMP Ltd chair David Murray has resigned and Boe Pahari has stepped down as AMP Capital CEO, after pressure from shareholders in response to sexual harassment allegations against Pahari.
Super funds made payments to 129,000 members over the week ended August 2, APRA’s latest data on early release super show, bringing the total number of super member payments to about 3.9m. The total value of payments during the week was $1bn, $30.3bn overall since the scheme’s start on April 20.
After an ASIC investigation, nine super After an ASIC investigation, nine super trustees have ceased charging new members life insurance premiums at higher smoker rates after labelling them as “smokers” by default.
It is “pretty certain” the August 4 explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut will be “a major loss” for Hannover Rück SE, S&P Global reports, quoting the reinsurer’s property and casualty head Sven Althoff.
APRA has had to completely overhaul its 2019-23 corporate plan, including super system improvements, since the onset of the covid-19 pandemic, chief Wayne Byres, told the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics yesterday (August 5).