Archive

  • 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

  • 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

  • UK's PRT market set to soar after quiet H1

    20 July 2021

    Pension risk transfer (PRT) activity in the UK was subdued during the first half of this year, but insurance experts tell Ronan McCaughey they expect an incredibly busy H2