Great Eastern's Ronnie Tan: "We support ICS over Solvency II"

Ronnie Tan built Great Eastern's risk management function from scratch 10 years ago. The CRO talks to Sarfraz Thind about Asia's advances in ERM and why Solvency II is not suitable for the region's insurance industry


Eiopa's Bernardino: "Supervisors shouldn't kick the can down the road on low rates"

The chairman of Europe's insurance authority lifts the veil on this year's stress test and discusses with Hugo Coelho the limitations to consistent implementation of Solvency II


Rebooting the role of the CRO

The Lloyd's Market Association's Chief Risk Officer Committee is taking a deep dive into the status and role of the CRO within insurers. InsuranceERM talks to Penny Shaw, the committee's chair, about why and how the group is tackling the question


Are Belgian life insurance lapses lethal?

EU regulators have warned that surrenders are creating liquidity risk for the Belgian life insurance sector, but is there more to the scary headline figures? Hugo Coelho reports


PRA handcuffed by equivalence in brexit scenario

Third-country status could cost UK insurers, Asa Gibson reports


"No one likes volatility - it is a natural reaction"

Doug Caldwell, chief risk officer of NN Group, tells Hugo Coelho about the capital management under the evolving Solvency II framework


Risk qualifications stir up debate on CRO's role

Attempts to professionalise risk management through certification schemes have reopened discussions about the evolving role of the chief risk officer. Asa Gibson reports


The Solvency II reform wish list

How should the EU regulation be changed to encourage economic growth, remove unnecessary burdens, inconsistencies and unintended consequences? InsuranceERM analyses the responses to the Commission's call for evidence


Valuation issues persist for PPOs

Periodical payment orders may be an established part of the UK motor insurance claims landscape but methods for reserving for them are still uncertain, as Rob Treen explains


Breaking down blockchain

Talk about blockchain is reaching fever pitch in financial circles and applications for insurers are beginning to emerge. But confusion is rife and is clouding innovation, as Asa Gibson reports


Germany hits the brakes on its €32bn ZZR

The ballooning level of additional interest rate reserves has prompted reforms to the rules, but few insurers took advantage in 2015. Hugo Coelho reports


ERM: the common theme to the new world of insurance regulation

Rick Marx, Tom Ward and Mark Watson suggest how the pursuit of enterprise risk management can help US insurers find value in the mountain of regulations


Insurers bid to shrink the list of systemically important firms

Martin Boer, director of regulatory affairs at Institute of International Finance, talks to Hugo Coelho about proposed changes in the methodology to designate insurers as global systemically important


Climate change and geo-economics: the global risks demanding ERM focus

The latest World Economic Forum risks report provides useful indicators for CROs about the changing risk landscape. Asa Gibson reports


Nordea's Annette Olesen: "It feels good to move beyond the go-live date"

The group chief risk officer for Nordea Life & Pensions talks to Christopher Cundy about her company's entry into the Solvency II world


Catastrophe models and Solvency II - lessons learnt and challenges for the future

Marta Abramska recounts how the EU regulation changed the cat modelling community and warns insurers to watch out for an explosion in bureaucracy


Reinsurance buying evolves as Solvency II kicks off

The arrival of Solvency II has not dominated the 1 January reinsurance renewals, but it is having a fundamental effect on buying strategies, according to brokers. Christopher Cundy reports


Dear Shareholders...

InsuranceERM imagines what the chairperson of a UK-based composite insurer might be telling its shareholders in 2018 about the evolution of Solvency II and other possible changes in prudential regulation


What to expect in 2016?

Solvency II comes into force today, but it will take a long time before firms enter a business-as-usual environment


Solvency II spreads its tentacles

Solvency II took longer than expected to be implemented in Europe, but what effect has that had on other risk-based capital initiatives across the globe? Asa Gibson reports