Asset management

Analysis

Solving Solvency II's proportionality riddle

Smaller insurers have long complained about the burden of complying with Solvency II, but balancing proportionality with proper supervision continues to be debated. Aggelos Andreou reports

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

Liquidity has become a fluid concept in financial markets

Melanie Mitchell makes the case for decreased liquidity in corporate bond markets, and explains how investors should respond

Breaking down blockchain

Talk about blockchain is reaching fever pitch in financial circles and applications for insurers are beginning to emerge. But confusion is rife and is clouding innovation, as Asa Gibson reports

Germany hits the brakes on its €32bn ZZR

The ballooning level of additional interest rate reserves has prompted reforms to the rules, but few insurers took advantage in 2015. Hugo Coelho reports

Add-ons' exposé could prompt shake-up of insurance products

Mounting regulatory scrutiny on ancillaries might pave the way for a reform of general insurers' product range, particularly if the changes cause profits to fall. Hugo Coelho reports