Archive

  • PIC in pension buy-in and retrocession deal with Siemens

    07 April 2016

    Supports German group's efforts to de-risk and pension liabilities

  • PRA draws red line on longevity risk deals

    18 February 2016

    Regulator points to collateralisation to mitigate counterparty risk

  • Twenty UK insurers await news on Solvency II internal model application

    03 December 2015

    PRA expected to announce decisions over the weekend

  • UK annuity market to grow £5bn in 2016

    02 December 2015

    Financial consultancy dismisses concerns about Solvency II effect on pricing

  • Life insurers stuck with the riddle of the risk margin

    01 December 2015

    Of all the innovations of Solvency II, the risk margin threatens to be the most painful for UK life insurers. The transitional benefit will provide relief against it on 1 January, but in the long run it may do more harm than good. Hugo Coelho reports

  • PIC in £2.4bn pension buyout

    05 November 2015

    Hannover Re picks up share of longevity risk

  • PIC insures £1.6bn of longevity risk with Prudential Financial

    30 June 2015

    About 80% of PIC's longevity exposure now insured

  • Internal model submissions begin, despite ambiguities

    22 May 2015

    Despite unclear rules and conflicting approaches from national supervisors, insurers have started submitting their Solvency II internal models for approval. Christopher Cundy and Hugo Coelho assess the state of play

  • Punter Southall appoints new head of de-risking solutions

    05 November 2014

    Colette Christiansen joins from Towers Watson

  • Insurers face "communication risk" over global trends

    04 November 2014

    Urbanisation and climate change will force insurers to explain their business model