Archive

  • Not so much the 'own' risk and solvency assessment

    05 November 2015

    From the size of the stresses to the maximum number of pages of the report, European regulators are becoming prescriptive about how insurers should go about developing ORSAs in preparation for Solvency II. Hugo Coelho reports

  • InsuranceERM/Towers Watson Risk Technology Report

    29 October 2015

    Senior risk and capital executives share their thoughts on risk technology, the pressures the industry faces, downsides of adopting new technology and the future shape of the industry.

  • Spanish life insurers heavily reliant on matching adjustment

    27 October 2015

    Top regulator warns about challenge of reporting and governance requirements, but admits industry is well-capitalised. Hugo Coelho reports

  • Technology vendors prepare for a new chapter

    22 October 2015

    Christopher Cundy charts the trends in risk and capital management software as the Solvency II implementation date nears

  • "The HLA creates more instability than it subtracts" – Axa's Thimann

    13 October 2015

    Christian Thimann, head of public of affairs at France's largest insurance group, is critical of regulators' plans to tackle systemic risk in the insurance sector. He talks to Hugo Coelho

  • Monte Carlo Rendez-vous: Choppy waters on the voyage to El Dorado

    17 September 2015

    At this year's gathering of the reinsurance industry in Monte Carlo, much of the conversation was about adapting to the tough market conditions and exploiting elusive growth opportunities. Asa Gibson and Helen Yates report

  • Ivass's Alberto Corinti: "There is more to pillar II than checking boxes"

    10 September 2015

    Italy's industry seems well-capitalised under Solvency II, but meeting the governance requirements is proving more challenging. Top insurance regulator Alberto Corinti tells Hugo Coelho about plans to examine boards' responsibilities and their view of risk

  • Late transposition hampers Solvency II applications

    04 September 2015

    More than half of European countries have not yet written Solvency II into their national laws, prompting supervisors to set up voluntary processes to apply for internal models and adjustments. Hugo Coelho reports

  • The innovation game

    14 August 2015

    As venture capitalists invest a record amount of money in insurance technology, insurers are joining their ranks in the race to find the next disruptive technology. Asa Gibson reports

  • Change management rises up the risk rankings

    16 July 2015

    As external pressures mount, change management is becoming central to an organisation's success. Asa Gibson reports on the findings of the latest Banana Skins survey