Quentin Perrot joins in London and Rui Hang in Hong Kong
Highlights areas requiring particular attention from insurers
Head of UK and Western Europe to leave firm; £300m of disposals
Standard formula as well as IMAP firms to be included
Becomes non-life actuarial partner
Aim is to broaden beyond catastrophe exposures, says RMS CEO
Only 40% now planning full or partial internal models, says EY
It’s as important as flood, quake and other natural hazards, says Geneva Association
Even if recent pension reforms result in falling demand for annuities in the UK, an increasingly competitive insurance market is likely to sustain the demand for high-yielding assets like infrastructure projects, say Michael Wilkins and Oliver Herbert
The Ernst & Young (EY) Solvency II preparedness survey is one of the most comprehensive yardsticks of how ready insurers are for the new regime. This year's poll shows firms making progress in most areas - except pillar 3. Christopher Cundy reports.
The UK annuities market is undergoing a dramatic change as the rules on retirement products are rewritten. In this article, Christopher Cundy looks at five major implications for products and strategy
Solvency II has focused too much on modelling and should be revisited, says Gen Re CEO Tad Montross. He tells Sarfraz Thind about "model mania", risk culture and how to run a reinsurer in a chronically soft market
This year's poll of North American risk managers shows a shift in concern away from the economic crisis and towards issues such as regulatory change and cyber risk. Christopher Cundy speaks to its author, Max Rudolph
Despite the growing presence of chief risk officers (CROs) in the senior management teams of European insurers the industry is a long way from a common view of the role, and universally deriving value from it, say Mike Wilkinson and Patricia Mackenzie.
Guy Carpenter's latest study into ERM disclosures revealed insurers have made great leaps forward, with the most significant improvements among firms based outside Europe. The spectrum of risk metrics remains wide, but is becoming more consistent, the brokerage says.