• Solvency II: who's ready to comply?

    12 February 2013

    As regulators plan to introduce elements of pillars 2 and 3 from 1 January 2014, InsuranceERM takes a tour of the major European countries to see how prepared they are – and where they may have problems complying

  • Solvency II phase-in: complex, costly and arbitrary?

    07 February 2013

    Eiopa's plan for a harmonised introduction of the risk management and reporting elements of Solvency II in 2014 is not without controversy. Most insurers are comfortable with the theory, but concerned about the practice. Christopher Cundy reports

  • Searching for the right proxy approaches to life

    29 January 2013

    Care has to be taken in using replicating portfolio techniques, least-squares Monte Carlo approaches and curve fitting for estimating the risk capital of a life insurer, as Tigran Kalberer and Zeljko Strkalj explain

  • Capital add-ons are here to stay, says IAIS's Kawai

    15 January 2013

    Yoshihiro Kawai heads the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, the body responsible for contentious plans to oversee global insurance companies. He talks to Christopher Cundy about consensus and convergence

  • 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

  • Dodd-Frank stirs federal action on insurance regulation

    03 January 2013

    As speculation mounts that the Federal Insurance Office will soon release its report on modernising insurance regulation, Gloria Gonzalez investigates how it and the other corollaries of the Dodd-Frank reforms could redraw the US regulatory regime

  • 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

  • Ace's Mark McCausland: Solvency II is no chore

    19 December 2012

    If boards are only focused on meeting the regulatory aspects of Solvency II they are missing a key point, says Mark McCausland, chief risk officer for Ace European Group, and calling the directive a chore should be resisted. He talks to InsuranceERM about this and other challenges of the CRO role