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  • Insurers happy with UK's Solvency II plans, but capital savings remain uncertain

    28 April 2022

    The government has grabbed positive headlines with its proposals to reform Solvency II, but the industry is cautious about the how they will pan out. Cintia Cheong reports

  • PIC's Giles Fairhead: traditional risks are colliding with global events

    19 April 2022

    Paul Walsh sits down with PIC's CRO Giles Fairhead to reflect on today's heightened risk environment, the post-pandemic work culture and two crucial regulatory reforms for the UK's pension insurers

  • InsuranceERM's Risk team of the year: Phoenix Group

    03 March 2022

    Chief risk officer Jonathan Pears explains to Ronan McCaughey how his team has managed the integration - and improvement - of the risk functions and internal models

  • UK Solvency II reforms warmly welcomed by life insurers

    22 February 2022

    The changes would include cuts to the risk margin for life insurers of 60-70%, while capital held by life insurers could be slashed by 15%. Paul Walsh and Cintia Cheong get the market's reaction

  • Bullish outlook for UK's bulk annuity market in 2022

    19 January 2022

    The UK's bulk market remains buoyant with growing insurer capacity. This year could also see mega transactions and potential shifts in market dynamics. Ronan McCaughey explains

  • Legacy life books: targeted approaches to de-risking and optimisation

    17 January 2022

    In the second of two articles, Luca Tres reviews how a targeted risk transfer strategy can help life insurers better manage their legacy books - and looks to the future of legacy life de-risking

  • InsuranceERM's top stories of the year

    31 December 2021

    Christopher Cundy, Ronan McCaughey, Sarfraz Thind and Paul Walsh reveal the most-read stories that ran in 2021 and discuss why they will remain relevant in 2022

  • PRA's pair push insurance reform

    17 December 2021

    In 2021, the UK's prudential regulator launched landmark studies into Solvency II, climate and diversity. Charlotte Gerken and Anna Sweeney talk to Christopher Cundy about the exercises and what comes next

  • 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