Archive

  • WTW's Rowan Douglas: riding the wave of climate risk awareness

    09 November 2020

    The head of Willis Towers Watson's Climate and Resilience Hub has been on a major hiring spree. He talks to Cintia Cheong about how interest in climate risk has surged and why insurers are demanding advice and analytical tools

  • A hot take on the UK's Solvency II call for evidence

    20 October 2020

    Christopher Cundy analyses what the British government is considering changing about its implementation of Solvency II, and what the implications might be for insurers and other stakeholders

  • Prudential Financial's Nick Silitch: running his own version of risk

    19 October 2020

    The chief risk officer of the largest US life insurer talks to Sarfraz Thind about how he shaped his role and the risk function, and reveals the impact of the pandemic on the group

  • Taking a new direction in life

    15 October 2020

    China Taiping Insurance Singapore, a long-established non-life insurer, has taken the rare step of diversifying into life business. David Walker talks to the man leading the move, Lance Tay

  • How actuaries can make a difference on climate risk

    14 October 2020

    Actuaries can play important roles in helping to address the challenges of climate-related risks, according to the International Actuarial Association. Ronan McCaughey reports

  • The cloud is a silver lining amid Covid-19

    16 September 2020

    Covid-19 has put to bed any doubts about the use of cloud technology for risk and capital management. The pandemic will also drive more sophisticated risk modelling, as Ronan McCaughey discusses in his review of key trends in the risk software markets

  • The Future of Insurance: no future for guaranteed products?

    03 September 2020

    Covid-19 has heightened the threat of a low-for-long interest rate environment and is adding to doubts around the future for life insurance products with guarantees, as Paul Walsh reports

  • Equality in insurance: what actions beyond the words?

    10 August 2020

    The US insurance sector was quick to state its support for black lives after George Floyd's death resonated across communities worldwide. It has a questionable history of action on racial inequality, but are things about to change? Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Covid-19's consequences for solvency, stress and scenario testing

    23 July 2020

    What lessons have been learned from the solvency risks created by the pandemic? Three experts discuss with Christopher Cundy the reactions from insurers and supervisors, and the implications for future regulation

  • AIG Life's playbook for Covid-19

    09 July 2020

    Ruth Middleton, AIG Life's chief risk officer, and Debbie Bolton, chief underwriter and head of customer operations at the UK life insurer, tell Ronan McCaughey how the provider has adapted to Covid-19 and reveal their post-pandemic outlook