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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

View from the Top: The next crisis, counter-cyclical business models and pro-cyclical valuations: What's to be done?

In this instalment, Tom Wilson, chief risk officer for Allianz, reviews the implications of a financial market correction for the industry and makes some recommendations on how risk, capital and value should be managed

Gen Re's Jules Constantinou: technology can make insurance more meaningful

Jules Constantinou, regional manager for life and health at GenRe UK and Ireland, and president-elect of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, vows to make insurance more meaningful to society. He tells Cintia Cheong how technology can help achieve that

The biggest barrier to actuarial system improvement is... actuaries?

As insurers prepare for another round of system adaptation and process review with the introduction of IFRS 17, Andries Beukes shares his experience in modernising actuarial systems and discusses what role actuaries have in the success – and failure – of transformation projects

Allianz's Wilcox: CRO role still in "teenager" phase

As Stephen Wilcox looks set to leave Allianz UK by the end of the summer, he reflects on how his role as CRO has developed over the last seven years alongside more recent regulatory and political frustrations. He spoke to Callum Tanner at Allianz's office in London.

Actuaries price themselves out of data science jobs

The skills needed in the ‘big data’ revolution closely match those held by actuaries, but well-qualified individuals are unlikely to find the sector financially attractive, as Cintia Cheong finds in her report on actuarial recruitment in the UK