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CROs discuss - do we even need a risk team?

Ensuring an appropriate risk culture is an important but sometimes hazy activity for a risk team. At InsuranceERM's recent conference, a group of CROs discussed some of the issues and challenges they face in achieving a good risk culture

A transparent approach to the SFCR

Denmark’s Industriens Pensionsforsikring went the extra mile in completing its solvency and financial condition report (SFCR), providing historical data and putting the quantitative information into context. David Walker asks chief risk officer Pernille Jul Overby why she opted for more work

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

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