• Solvency II's biggest unintended consequences

    08 August 2019

    In part two of a Q&A to accompany the launch of his book on Solvency II, Karel Van Hulle discusses the impact of the directive, and how the insurance sector should prepare for sustainability, Brexit and new technologies

  • Setting the record straight on ICS 2.0

    28 May 2019

    Paul Walsh speaks to Victoria Saporta, IAIS executive committee chair, to discuss the outlook for the global insurance capital standard (ICS)

  • Decoding IFRS 17 from an investment perspective

    30 April 2019

    Efforts by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to clarify the definition of investment components within an insurance contract have been welcomed by some stakeholders. However, others argue a new proposal from the board could spark confusion. Cintia Cheong explains

  • "The Solvency II review is a Herculean task for regulators"

    11 April 2019

    Talanx's chief risk officer Gerhard Stahl talks to David Walker about the 2020 review of Solvency II, how to improve risk reporting, and the story behind ESG integration

  • Learning the lessons from internal model change

    28 March 2019

    Defining and implementing changes to internal models has challenged insurers, but a new industry report sheds some light on the best approaches to managing the process. Christopher Cundy reports

  • A capital management toolkit for life re/insurers

    14 March 2019

    Paul Fulcher and Luca Tres describe the pros and cons of 10 techniques and solutions available to European life insurers under Solvency II to help manage capital

  • Insurers rank their most dangerous risks for 2019

    28 February 2019

    Dave Ingram and Mark Mennemeyer discuss the results of their poll on which risks are considered most dangerous to insurers

  • Tunaru report into equity-release mortgages may be good news for insurers

    22 February 2019

    Radu Tunaru's research into how to value the no-negative equity guarantee contained within equity-release mortgages is sparking more debate about this major issue for UK life insurers. Christopher Cundy reports on the finding

  • Commission reveals scope of Solvency II reforms in 2020 advice request

    18 February 2019

    In its request for technical advice from Eiopa, the European Commission has given its strongest indication yet about where it might take Solvency II. Christopher Cundy shares his thoughts

  • MPs grill Rule and Woods on equity release, ethics and Brexit

    24 January 2019

    The UK parliament's house Treasury Committee yesterday questioned Bank of England chiefs Sam Woods and David Rule on a host of issues, including diversity, management ethics, Brexit - and insurers' treatment of equity-release mortgages. Ronan McCaughey and Christopher Cundy report