Archive

  • Germany's insurers ready for the green light

    02 February 2022

    Trade association GDV has detailed plans for national-level reforms in 2022, and is hoping progress will not be stalled by the newly formed coalition government. David Walker reports

  • Bullish outlook for UK's bulk annuity market in 2022

    19 January 2022

    The UK's bulk market remains buoyant with growing insurer capacity. This year could also see mega transactions and potential shifts in market dynamics. Ronan McCaughey explains

  • Legacy life books: targeted approaches to de-risking and optimisation

    17 January 2022

    In the second of two articles, Luca Tres reviews how a targeted risk transfer strategy can help life insurers better manage their legacy books - and looks to the future of legacy life de-risking

  • InsuranceERM's top stories of the year

    31 December 2021

    Christopher Cundy, Ronan McCaughey, Sarfraz Thind and Paul Walsh reveal the most-read stories that ran in 2021 and discuss why they will remain relevant in 2022

  • Riding the inflation wave

    24 November 2021

    Inflation has been rising throughout 2021 driven by the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, surging energy prices and global supply chain disruption. Ronan McCaughey asks how insurers are dealing with the risk

  • German actuaries review the Review of Solvency II

    22 November 2021

    Dissecting documents with a fine-tooth comb is natural for actuaries. After applying one to the European Commission's proposals for Solvency II reform, German Association of Actuaries board member Frank Schiller spoke to David Walker

  • Eiopa's Petra Hielkema: stress tests and Orsas are good for climate risk management

    12 November 2021

    The chair of the EU's insurance authority talks to Christopher Cundy about the supervision of sustainability issues and explains why the own risk and solvency assessment (Orsa) and stress testing are the most important tools, right now

  • Rising expectations: how supervisors are acting on climate change

    21 October 2021

    Anna Sweeney explains how global supervisors are collaborating in order to help insurers grasp the implications of climate change - and improve the sector's response to the risk

  • Climate risk enables insurance technology to blaze a trail

    13 September 2021

    Acute regulatory, shareholder and consumer pressure on climate change is fuelling increasing demand from insurers for technology to assess the impact of climate risk. Ronan McCaughey explains how insurance software vendors are responding to the challenge

  • Social inflation: 800lbs gorilla or 80lbs monkey?

    08 September 2021

    Casualty insurers are complaining about rising liability losses, driven by a litigious US culture and changing social attitudes. But could a far worse catastrophe be ahead of them? Sarfraz Thind reports