Longevity/mortality Buy-Ins, Buy-Outs, Longevity Bonds, Pandemics

Analysis

Capital models: run, review, repeat

Recent surveys by consultancies Willis Towers Watson and PwC have revealed how UK life insurers have revised their approach to capital modelling. Christopher Cundy reports on some of the highlights

Candace Woods: engineering financial wellness

Prudential Financial's chief actuary talks to Christopher Cundy about her role in improving diversity, reforming its actuarial team and the regulatory challenges facing the insurer.

German life book consolidation: cultural shift needed

Following the sale of Generali Leben to Viridium, the largest-ever transfer of a German life book, participants are hopeful it will convince doubtful minds and open the door to more deals. Christopher Cundy reports

Equity release mortgages: stopping the roof falling in

The Prudential Regulation Authority has shaken up life insurers by proposing new assumptions around the valuation of ERMs. The more prudent approach seeks to avoid a potential disaster if house prices stagnate or crash, but the impact on insurers could be serious. Christopher Cundy reports

The PRA's David Rule on Brexit, the risk margin and the regulator's hotspots for supervision in 2018

The UK's executive director for insurance supervision talks to Christopher Cundy about how the Prudential Regulation Authority is approaching Brexit and reveals the latest views on reforming the risk margin

Lapse risk takes centre stage in capital management strategies

Since the introduction of Solvency II, EU life insurers have had to hold much more capital against the risk of customers lapsing their policies. Luca Tres explains how innovative hedging structures can help firms maximise their capital efficiency