Archive

  • Eiopa's Gabriel Bernardino talks Brexit, Solvency II and sustainability

    07 December 2018

    The chair of Europe's insurance authority was interviewed by Christopher Cundy at the recent Insurance Risk & Capital EMEA conference. In this Q&A he discusses priorities for the year ahead and how Eiopa's powers are likely to grow

  • Unipol's Marisa Parmigiani: "We want to make sure everything we do is sustainable"

    20 November 2018

    The sustainability manager of the Italian insurance group explains to Cintia Cheong their journey to create a sustainability policy for the company

  • Solving Solvency II's proportionality riddle

    06 April 2018

    Smaller insurers have long complained about the burden of complying with Solvency II, but balancing proportionality with proper supervision continues to be debated. Aggelos Andreou reports

  • Finalists announced for InsuranceERM Awards

    21 December 2017

    See which companies, teams and individuals have made the shortlist for this year's awards for risk and capital management

  • Liquidity has become a fluid concept in financial markets

    04 October 2016

    Melanie Mitchell makes the case for decreased liquidity in corporate bond markets, and explains how investors should respond

  • Breaking down blockchain

    09 February 2016

    Talk about blockchain is reaching fever pitch in financial circles and applications for insurers are beginning to emerge. But confusion is rife and is clouding innovation, as Asa Gibson reports

  • Germany hits the brakes on its €32bn ZZR

    04 February 2016

    The ballooning level of additional interest rate reserves has prompted reforms to the rules, but few insurers took advantage in 2015. Hugo Coelho reports

  • Add-ons' exposé could prompt shake-up of insurance products

    14 July 2015

    Mounting regulatory scrutiny on ancillaries might pave the way for a reform of general insurers' product range, particularly if the changes cause profits to fall. Hugo Coelho reports

  • Dutch insurers tread the MA minefield

    24 March 2015

    The Dutch regulator is poised to publish guidance for insurers on use of the matching adjustment. Repackaging of mortgage loans is one bone of contention, another is the treatment of pension contracts. Hugo Coelho reports

  • South African insurers QIS goodbye to easy 2015

    04 February 2015

    South Africa's latest study on the impact of its new solvency regime yielded some worrying results for re/insurers. Christopher Cundy talks to the regulator and market watchers to see what it means for the sector