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Derivatives Interest Rate, Equities, Credit , FX

Analysis

NN's Jan-Hendrik Erasmus: "the key issue is how to embrace technology"

NN Group’s chief risk officer discusses with David Walker how the Dutch insurer is positioned for M&A, why Solvency II does not need to change, longevity risk hedging and today’s technology and cyber challenges

Where next for economic scenario generators?

Insurers have for decades relied on economic scenario generators (ESGs) in their risk modelling, asset management and business steering. Christopher Cundy investigates what the next big developments might be in this important piece of modelling software

Yes, no, maybe: the PRA responds to industry's Solvency II reform agenda

The UK regulator has made a point-by-point reply to the Association of British Insurers' agenda for Solvency II reforms and confirmed its priority to review the reporting requirements. Christopher Cundy reports

UK firms split on interest rate hedging strategy

L&G has put its economic view on the pedestal, moving away from its rivals and challenging analysts who take Solvency II figures more seriously. Callum Tanner reports

Life insurers stuck with the riddle of the risk margin

Of all the innovations of Solvency II, the risk margin threatens to be the most painful for UK life insurers. The transitional benefit will provide relief against it on 1 January, but in the long run it may do more harm than good. Hugo Coelho reports

"The HLA creates more instability than it subtracts" – Axa's Thimann

Christian Thimann, head of public of affairs at France's largest insurance group, is critical of regulators' plans to tackle systemic risk in the insurance sector. He talks to Hugo Coelho