Archive

  • Athora's Mike Wells: regulators have given us permission to grow

    14 June 2024

    CEO of the major European life insurance and pensions group comments on IFRS 17, regulatory change and consumer trends. Joshua Geer reports

  • Full steam ahead for US bulk annuity market

    02 May 2024

    The rapidly growing US market for pension liabilities offers great potential for life insurers. However, there are concerns that litigation and regulatory changes could derail the progress achieved. Ronan McCaughey explains

  • Young risk professional of the year: Megan Hart, Hymans Robertson

    11 March 2024

    InsuranceERM recognises the excellent achievement of Megan Hart from Hymans Robertson who has been named young risk professional of the year.

  • UK bulk annuity market prepares for potentially six more providers

    29 November 2023

    Rumours continue to swirl about firms entering the booming pension risk transfer market, while at the same time, another is considering exiting the sector. Ronan McCaughey and Christopher Cundy report

  • The sky's the limit for "extremely hectic" PRT market

    10 July 2023

    Pension risk transfer (PRT) experts say markets in the UK, US and the Netherlands will continue to soar - but there are factors that may help or hinder growth, as Paul Walsh reports

  • Ireland's insurance regulator talks Solvency II divergence and going green

    31 January 2023

    Domhnall Cullinan, director of insurance supervision at the Central Bank of Ireland, speaks to Ronan McCaughey about the biggest risks and regulatory challenges facing the sector in 2023

  • 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

  • Plenty of runway left for life consolidation in Europe

    04 October 2022

    The business of consolidating life insurance portfolios is looking healthy, according to participants, as inflation provides a catalyst and supervisors become more familiar with transactions. Joshua Geer reports

  • The UK gilts crisis: a worry, not a disaster, for insurers

    30 September 2022

    Plunging sterling and soaring gilt yields are buffeting insurers, but longer-term impacts of the government's disastrous "mini budget" are the real concerns, as Sarfraz Thind reports

  • It's life Oliver, but not as we knew it

    08 April 2022

    European life insurers' capital consumption used to give their CEOs indigestion. But the "capital-lite" diets of Allianz and others has transformed the business, as David Walker discovers