• CyberCube raises $50m to fund product and market development

    19 December 2022

    Cyber risk modelling firm has raised more than $100m to date

  • Old accounting will remain for a while after IFRS 17 is adopted

    04 April 2022

    Requirement to explain connections between Solvency II and IFRS 17 will last much longer

  • ICS capital calculations: onerous, uncertain, but growing in relevance

    14 December 2020

    The global Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) requires yet more modelling work for insurers and some of its rules for calculating capital are vague. It's currently a low priority for insurers and investors, but UK firms in particular should watch closely. Christopher Cundy reports

  • Insurers report declining solvency ratios following Covid-19 hit

    19 March 2020

    Aegon, Zurich and L&G say declines remain manageable for now

  • Swiss Re to push ahead with ReAssure IPO

    07 June 2019

    Targets trillion-pound opportunities in closed-book life consolidation

  • Credit downgrades raise strategic questions for insurers

    22 September 2016

    Investors are questioning the impact of credit downgrades on insurers' Solvency II balance sheets. Hugo Coelho investigates how firms are gauging this risk and why they resist putting a figure on it

  • UK firms split on interest rate hedging strategy

    01 September 2016

    L&G has put its economic view on the pedestal, moving away from its rivals and challenging analysts who take Solvency II figures more seriously. Callum Tanner reports

  • Solvency II standard formula 'blind' to negative rates

    10 March 2016

    Insurers required to hold insufficient capital against the risk that rates move further down, Morgan Stanley warns

  • How a 100% SCR stopped being sufficient capital

    12 November 2015

    Insurers are holding capital buffers larger than the minimum required under Solvency II, but is it the fault of the rules, the regulators or the market? Hugo Coelho reports

  • UFR drop no knockout blow to large insurers - Morgan Stanley

    16 October 2015

    Analysts gauge impact of cut in Solvency II reference rate on Allianz, Axa and Munich Re