• Just Group "stronger and safer" after de-risking moves

    14 January 2021

    UK life insurer completes a third NNEG hedge and sells equity-release mortgages

  • Germany's interest rate reserve gets bigger - and better

    07 January 2021

    German life insurers paid more into the Zinszusatzreserve again in 2020, despite the new "corridor method" of calculation that intended to unburden the sector. Industry leaders tell David Walker the ZZR remains fit for purpose nonetheless

  • Christmas week registers 51% more Covid-19 deaths than expected

    06 January 2021

    UK has 75,000 excess deaths since pandemic outbreak, according to CMI actuaries

  • The politics of pandemics

    31 December 2020

    Combatting the next pandemic will take a lot more than vaccines, according to Frank Schiller, a board member of Germany's actuarial association. To cover the risk, insurers will need a deft understanding and the ability to work closely with the political world, as Schiller explains to David Walker

  • Covid-19 mitigation in the US: compliance drops, virus rages

    29 December 2020

    In a follow-up to his article on applying ERM expertise to limit the spread of Covid-19, Dave Ingram reports on adherence to mitigation requirements in November, including for the key Thanksgiving holiday

  • CRO Forum warns insurers of major socio-demographic changes

    21 December 2020

    Insurers are advised to rethink their value propositions for a very different world in 2050

  • UK bulk annuity market set to stay at £30bn in 2021

    18 December 2020

    Willis Towers Watson said the market has been resilient despite the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Covid-19 drives CMI to recalibrate 2020 mortality projections

    15 December 2020

    This year is likely to be an outlier, say actuaries

  • Insurers urged to 'think the unthinkable' post-Covid-19

    02 December 2020

    Experts at the Insurance Risk & Capital EMEA virtual conference reflect on the lessons insurers have learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic. Ronan McCaughey explains

  • COMMENT: Never say never again

    20 November 2020

    Ronan McCaughey reflects on 2020 and what action points insurers can take from the year