Derivatives Interest Rate, Equities, Credit , FX

News

Just Group boosts bulk annuity sales, pilots NNEG hedge transaction

Falling risk-free rates and house prices dent solvency ratio

Solvency II matching adjustment benefit rises above €77bn

Widening credit spreads and growing portfolios boost figures by 15%

Insurers desperate for regulators to provide Libor clarity

Transition to Sonia hampered by questions over Solvency II discount rate

US variable annuities reform wins Moody's approval

The rating agency views the reform as credit positive

IASB will not change IFRS 17 aggregation requirements

But amendments for credit card contracts and risk mitigation option approved

UK regulator proposes liquidity risk management rules

Changes in the insurance sector and financial markets have increased liquidity risk, PRA argues

Speed up 'hard Brexit' plans, EU supervisors tell insurers

Joint committee warns any transitional period “by no means guaranteed”

Hiscox profits rise as premiums increase all round

Major reallocation of investment portfolio

Eiopa warns insurers off CFDs and binary options

European authority’s statement follows action by Esma to restrict such products

Solvency II, low yields incentivising insurer derivatives use

EU life insurers set to increase derivatives exposure, says Fitch

Analysis

Profit emergence under IFRS 17: The Variable Fee Approach

Steven Morrison continues his series on profit emergence under IFRS 17 by considering financial risk and its impact on contracts with participation features – with a focus on the differences between the VFA and general measurement model, and the impact of risk mitigation

US Sifi designations: not exactly dead

The Federal Reserve's work on large insurer regulation appeared to receive a final nail in the coffin when Prudential's Sifi designation was removed this month. Insurers have rejoiced, but systemic risk regulation has not been buried entirely. Sarfraz Thind reports

IFRS 17 earnings recognition: challenges, opportunities and innovations

Luca Tres and Adam Robinson discuss IFRS 17 and its earning recognition criteria from a capital markets and insurance practitioner's perspective, and consider the challenges and the opportunities this presents

Finalists announced for InsuranceERM Awards

See which companies, teams and individuals have made the shortlist for this year's awards for risk and capital management

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