• LV= loses Emily Penn to Macquarie Group

    04 October 2022

    She was capital and investment director at the UK life insurer

  • What's next for the MA and VA?

    04 July 2019

    More than €100bn of capital relief is provided by Solvency II's matching and volatility adjustments, but they are far from uncontroversial. As the European Commission begins to consider reforms, Christopher Cundy reports on the problems and possible solutions

  • Insurers desperate for regulators to provide Libor clarity

    14 June 2019

    Transition to Sonia hampered by questions over Solvency II discount rate

  • Risk and investment chiefs likely to face climate risk responsibilities

    12 June 2019

    UK insurer boards have regulatory requirement for accountability on climate risk

  • Actuaries call for improved Solvency II transitional reset methodology

    09 November 2016

    When and how to recalculate the transitional measure on technical provisions has proved one of the trickiest aspects of the Solvency II regime for UK insurers. Actuaries argue the PRA will need to refine the methodology if firms are to take a more meaningful benefit. Callum Tanner reports

  • 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

  • Post-Brexit slump makes mockery of Eiopa stress test

    21 July 2016

    The UK's Solvency II discount rates at the end of June put insurers in a worse position than the stress test scenario, so what can insurers and regulators hope to learn? Hugo Coelho reports

  • 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