Models Capital, Risk

News

US insurers slam S&P's "excessively conservative" capital model review

ACLI submits 41-page document to outline concerns

S&P to release new capital rules by late Q3

Agency may make changes as it faces heavy criticism

Just Group closes the chapter on capital turnaround

Chief executive David Richardson says UK life insurer is now focused on growth

Ten steps on how to win an InsuranceERM Award

Deadline for entries is Friday 8 April

Aon acquires Tyche actuarial modelling system

Deal comes a year after planned tie-up with US risk analytics firm Qomplx

UK regulator approves Phoenix's internal model merger

Integration of Standard Life internal model brings solvency boost

RPC Tyche-Qomplx tie-up survives collapse of Spac deal

Companies seek alternative funding for growth plans

Just cuts exposure to UK property risk

Solvency ratio to benefit from £475m sale of mortgage portfolio

Phoenix expects big benefits from internal model harmonisation

The UK life insurer expects a major Solvency II surplus from the strategy

Collapse of Aon-WTW deal removes threat of modelling dominance

Combination of ReMetrica and Igloo would have taken 70% of UK market

RMS offered for sale in major DMGT reshuffle

DMGT said the announcement follows notable interest in its insurance risk division

FIS survey finds huge demand for solvency and risk modelling upgrades

The software vendor reports 78% of insurers highlighted need to upgrade capabilities

German hybrid life products raise risk modelling concerns

Use of GDV model scrutinised by regulator

Poste Vita outlines internal model plans

CFO says solvency ratio has been too volatile

Analysis

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

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

InsuranceERM's Risk team of the year: Phoenix Group

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

S&P's capital model review: this could hurt

The rating agency's review of its capital methodology could leave insurers facing the prospect of rating changes and possible capital raising pressure, as Sarfraz Thind reports

Gabriel Bernardino on four important Solvency II reforms

The chair of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority talks to Christopher Cundy about the main proposals to amend Solvency II and what they hope to achieve

ICS capital calculations: onerous, uncertain, but growing in relevance

The global Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) requires yet more modelling work for insurers and some of its rules for calculating capital are vague. It's currently a low priority for insurers and investors, but UK firms in particular should watch closely. Christopher Cundy reports

Western & Southern's Todd Henderson: a year for living safely

Western & Southern's CRO says he is happy to be boring. Yet the work he has done in 2020 has been anything but. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about negotiating the Covid-19 pandemic and discusses the risks for both underwriting and assets