Archive

  • Eqecat's Paul Little: client expectations are rising

    09 April 2013

    Paul Little says his promotion to president of catastrophe modelling firm Eqecat was unexpected, but his experience in the sales side of the business, as well as 25 years in reinsurance broking, stand him in good stead to take the helm and focus on efforts to be "at the forefront of transparency," he tells Lorna Davies

  • How to automate spreadsheet processes

    03 April 2013

    Insurers can reduce costs and errors with new spreadsheet-specific workflow technology, while avoiding any impact on the spreadsheet logic, as Adrian Maconick explains

  • Lloyd's Solvency II 'soft landing' is ICAS+ and a little bit more

    22 March 2013

    Lloyd's of London has been in the vanguard of regulators when it comes to Solvency II preparations, sticking to a strict timetable with little leeway. It's now relaxed its plans after numerous delays to the directive, but is still forging ahead of the regulators. Lorna Davies reports

  • Ageas's van Grimbergen: Matching adjustment is crucial for us

    15 March 2013

    Solvency II's long-term guarantees package has the future of the life insurance industry in its hands, says Emmanuel van Grimbergen, group risk officer of Ageas. He talks to Lorna Davies about his concerns, as well as his doubts about Eiopa's 'interim measures'

  • Insurance enterprise risk managment: the state it's in

    14 February 2013

    Insurers' satisfaction with ERM grows, but plans for using economic capital stall - these are among the seven key findings from Towers Watson's recent worldwide survey. Christopher Cundy asks Laura Santori and Martin Pike to explain

  • Brazil's insurers see benefits of ERM

    05 February 2013

    Enterprise risk management could help insurers in Brazil as they strive for increased capital efficiency in a climate of decreasing returns from financial assets, higher regulatory, risk-based, capital requirements and growing competition. Nuno Vieira explains

  • Pushing forward on principles-based reserving

    31 January 2013

    US life insurers may soon be setting their reserves according to principles devised by the NAIC. In a Q&A with InsuranceERM, Julie McPeak, Tennessee insurance commissioner, explains the path ahead

  • Manulife's Rahim Hirji: shifting from hedging to growth

    23 January 2013

    Risk management is no longer about policing an insurance company, says Rahim Hirji, chief risk officer at Canada's Manulife Financial. He talks to Lorna Davies about changing regulations, market concerns and the development of the CRO

  • 2013: the ERM challenges ahead

    08 January 2013

    Leading consultants and CROs say getting the most out of Solvency II implementation will be a big challenge for 2013, but other aspects of ERM will reappear on the agenda, as will the necessity of keeping ERM at the heart of business. Here is a compilation of responses to the questions InsuranceERM asked experts just before Christmas

  • Australia beats Europe on regulatory overhaul

    21 December 2012

    Australia has succeeded where Europe has seemingly failed by implementing new solvency capital regulations for insurers in three years – with relatively few delays. The standards will be implemented on 1 January 2013 and follow a broadly similar approach to Solvency II. Lorna Davies reports