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Analysis

Unipol's Renzo Avesani: balancing risk and innovation

Renzo Avesani holds the positions of chief risk officer and chief innovation officer at Unipol – a unique combination at such a large insurer. He tells Cintia Cheong about the firm’s latest initiatives and how it is adapting to life under Solvency II

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

Reinsuring Africa in a soft market: One Re CRO

The young reinsurer One Re is somewhat of a specialist, focusing as it does on non-life risks facing clients in Africa. But its chief risk officer Ross McGee tells David Walker that the challenges remain the same, including reporting challenges under Solvency II, soft markets, and risk models.

Insurers under fire for underwriting coal industry

Divesting from coal companies while continuing to underwrite them is a 'blind spot' of insurers' climate policies, according to campaigners. Cintia Cheong investigates what four insurers are doing about it

MA optimisation: the experience at LV=

The matching adjustment (MA) is a vital element of the Solvency II package to annuity underwriters, but making the most of it is challenging. In this article, James Sharpe, developer of optimisation tool OptiMA, and Ed Rayson of insurer LV=, describe how MA benefits have been improved in practice

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