• FCA dices with actuaries in annuity profits probe

    14 February 2014

    The UK's Financial Conduct Authority wants to make the annuity markets more competitive, but tackling excess profitability and price differentiation may be a bigger challenge than it thinks. Christopher Cundy reports

  • "A year of two halves" for 2013 mortality rates

    03 February 2014

    England and Wales data shows big disparity between first and second halves of the year

  • Annuity firms need own view of longevity improvement

    29 January 2014

    Individual UK annuity providers should confront the fact that their exposures to longevity risk from people living longer may be materially different from those indicated by the UK Office for National Statistics figures, says Matthew Edwards

  • Scor renews contingent capital facility with UBS

    23 December 2013

    French reinsurer will issue new shares in the event of major catastrophe

  • Two L&G deals bring pension de-risking transactions to £16bn in 2013

    19 December 2013

    Latest arrangement transfers £1.7bn in liabilities for BAE Systems schemes

  • Deutsche Bank arranges £1bn longevity swap

    11 December 2013

    Hedges longevity risk for UK construction firm Carillion's pensioners

  • Aegon transfers €1.4bn of longevity risk

    04 December 2013

    Insurer looks to reduce risk from future improvements in Dutch longevity

  • Extreme risks ranked in wiki survey

    03 December 2013

    Towers Watson gathers 30,000 responses in internet poll

  • Axa to exit Romanian market

    02 December 2013

    French insurer to sell regional life and savings insurance unit

  • Non-life re/insurance premiums to grow in 2014 says Swiss Re

    29 November 2013

    Life reinsurance premiums expected to diminish in mature markets however