Archive

  • US Aggregation Method framework ready for launch

    06 July 2023

    The wheels are in motion to fix the Aggregation Method for the US and for once everyone seems happy. Gary Anderson, commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Insurance, talks about the process towards one global capital standard

  • Lapse risk and capital management strategies: rewriting the script

    04 July 2023

    Mass lapse risk has returned to haunt European life insurers, prompted a rethink of the approach to risk and capital management, as Luca Tres explains in the second of this two-part series

  • Lapse risk and capital management strategies: back in the spotlight

    27 June 2023

    Mass lapse risk has returned to haunt European life insurers, prompted a rethink of the approach to risk and capital management, as Luca Tres explains in the first of this two-part series

  • Mass policy surrenders remain a blight on Europe's life insurers

    20 June 2023

    But reinsurers are stepping in to help manage lapse risk, and the EU's insurance chief is sanguine about the threat, as Christopher Cundy and Joshua Geer report

  • Inflation risk: not going away, still uncertain

    15 May 2023

    The UK might have passed its peak inflation rate, but that doesn't mean inflation is a historic risk, as Ronan McCaughey reports from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' Spring conference

  • Insurers caught up in the Swiss roil

    21 March 2023

    The fall of Credit Suisse, hot on the heels of SVB and Signature Bank, has sent insurers scrambling to assess the risks to their portfolios. While the hit seems manageable, Sarfraz Thind asks if there could be worse to come

  • Cyber risk: has the capital been hacked?

    16 February 2023

    Simon Cartagena and Jasvir Grewal explain how insurers should be thinking about setting their cyber risk capital

  • Regulators consider capital for climate risk

    15 December 2022

    Insurance regulators are keen to ensure their prudential frameworks properly incorporate climate risk. But whether this should be reflected in capital requirements is proving a difficult question to answer, as Christopher Cundy reports

  • Gilts crash: a boon out of a crisis for insurers

    18 October 2022

    Another day, another UK financial market crash. But while it has gone wrong for British politics and pension funds, the current crisis may actually benefit insurers in the long run. Ronan McCaughey and Sarfraz Thind report

  • The path to sustainable cyber insurance

    14 October 2022

    The cyber insurance market is growing rapidly, but demand exceeds current capacity and insurers may lose relevance unless they redefine the risk and improve their modelling. Joshua Geer reports