• Mutuals find a new path to share capital

    09 July 2015

    The UK's mutual insurers are eagerly awaiting the outcome of negotiations on legislation that could help lead a revival of the sector. Asa Gibson reports

  • LV= swoops for Teachers Assurance

    19 December 2014

    Mutual manages around £1bn in assets

  • S&P upgrades view on LV= risk management and liquidity

    12 November 2014

    Affirms UK insurer's BBB+ credit rating

  • Insurers build parallel internal models to drive business

    05 November 2014

    Regulatory constraints limiting usefulness of 'official' models

  • LV= highlights popularity of fixed term annuity

    27 October 2014

    2014 life sales up £100m

  • Bracing for the liquidity squeeze

    16 September 2014

    The push by regulators for the central clearing of derivatives is a serious issue for life insurers that rely on swaps for duration matching. As Hugo Coelho explores, they could be vulnerable to cash collateral calls if interest rates spike

  • Zurich targets small pension funds with simplified longevity hedge

    31 July 2014

    Hedging contract obviates need to exchange collateral

  • Technology Guide 2013-14: vendors react to Solvency II delays

    29 October 2013

    Both users and vendors of risk management systems have faced difficult decisions as a result of the further delay in Solvency II implementation. We look at the opportunities and problems created by this and issues such as: do faster systems have to be more complex, as well as more expensive, and will vendors offer more transparency into their models?

  • LV= to grow actuarial team by 20%

    28 August 2013

    Recruitment drive follows restructuring of life and general insurance teams

  • Data governance is vital focus for industry

    15 May 2013

    London conference will address issues around data management and the demands of Solvency II