Archive

  • NAIC meeting roundup: PBR in the pocket, cyber in a mess

    15 April 2016

    State insurance commissioners have taken stock of their efforts to steal a march on federal authorities during their spring get together in New Orleans. Hugo Coelho reports

  • Rebooting the role of the CRO

    08 March 2016

    The Lloyd's Market Association's Chief Risk Officer Committee is taking a deep dive into the status and role of the CRO within insurers. InsuranceERM talks to Penny Shaw, the committee's chair, about why and how the group is tackling the question

  • PRA handcuffed by equivalence in brexit scenario

    01 March 2016

    Third-country status could cost UK insurers, Asa Gibson reports

  • Risk qualifications stir up debate on CRO's role

    23 February 2016

    Attempts to professionalise risk management through certification schemes have reopened discussions about the evolving role of the chief risk officer. 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

  • Nordea's Annette Olesen: "It feels good to move beyond the go-live date"

    19 January 2016

    The group chief risk officer for Nordea Life & Pensions talks to Christopher Cundy about her company's entry into the Solvency II world

  • Preserving the diversity

    03 December 2015

    Designing Solvency II to fit the spectrum of EU insurers has not been entirely successful and national supervisors should be mindful of its threats to the business model of mutual firms, says Amice's Silvia Herms

  • Quantifying the diversification benefit

    22 September 2015

    The diversification benefit is a crucial factor in internal models, but how do you pin down dependencies in the absence of hard data? Justin Skinner and Russell Ward share their experiences

  • Opinion: Ultimate forward thinking?

    17 September 2015

    Legislators should resist the pressure to alter the ultimate forward rate (UFR), a key element of the discount rate used for the valuation of all assets and liabilities in Solvency II, argues Igotz Aubin

  • Revealing the risk from climate change

    25 August 2015

    North American actuarial organisations have collaborated to produce indices that will help understand the risks associated with climate change, as Doug Collins and Caterina Lindman explain