• My 'A' is not like yours

    18 August 2016

    Fitch and AM Best are wrangling over the equivalency of their IFS rating scale. Hugo Coelho investigates what sets them apart and the implications for insurers buying reinsurance protection

  • Solvency II standard formula benchmarking "quite onerous"

    09 June 2016

    Milliman comments on PRA's internal model drift ratio proposal

  • Optimising hypothecation in matching adjustment portfolios

    28 April 2016

    Creating the best possible matching adjustment portfolio involves many aspects. James Sharpe explains the difference that optimal hypothecation can make

  • Cyber security draft model law "impossible to support"

    14 April 2016

    NAIC and industry remain keen to "occupy the field" ahead of Federal legislation

  • Valuation issues persist for PPOs

    11 February 2016

    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

  • Not so much the 'own' risk and solvency assessment

    05 November 2015

    From the size of the stresses to the maximum number of pages of the report, European regulators are becoming prescriptive about how insurers should go about developing ORSAs in preparation for Solvency II. Hugo Coelho reports

  • Quantifying the diversification benefit

    22 September 2015

    The diversification benefit is a crucial factor in internal models, but how do you pin down dependencies in the absence of hard data? Justin Skinner and Russell Ward share their experiences

  • Sharing economy, cyber and US mortgage credit to fuel insurance growth

    21 September 2015

    Aon identifies seven emerging risks that present opportunities

  • Data is the key to Solvency II USPs

    21 April 2015

    The use of undertaking specific parameters can significantly reduce Solvency II capital requirements, so long as insurers can produce high quality data, say Dale Lee and Claire Briggs

  • Lobby group highlights differences between banking and insurance

    07 November 2014

    Insurance Europe report aimed at policymakers