Market Insight

  • High velocity risk management

    A rapidly changing world produces rapidly emerging risks that can flummox even the most comprehensive of risk management frameworks. Neil Cantle proposes an approach to improving how insurers respond to today's threats...

  • IFRS 17 and the challenges ahead

    The new insurance contracts accounting standard brings a dramatic shift in accounting and actuarial practices, and insurers should be prepared for implementation challenges, as Kamran Foroughi explains

  • End user computing: the hidden threat

    CIMCON Software has been providing clients with end user computing (EUC) risk management software for over 15 years. Chief executive Craig Hattabaugh explains the risks of EUCs to the insurance industry and how to tackle them.

  • Point of view: A challenge to longevity improvement assumptions

    Matthew Edwards, head of mortality and longevity at Willis Towers Watson, delves into the reasons why mortality and longevity rates have departed from the long-term trend

  • Bringing cutting-edge analytics to commercial lines

    Commercial carriers should be prepared: sophisticated data analytics is coming to commercial insurance and generating a host of advantages, as Dave Ovenden explains

  • Wellington advise insurers to seek yield through municipal bonds

    European insurers are still hunting for yield and the US municipal bond market may provide an interesting and capital efficient solution. Bob Sharma and James Bradbury, EMEA Insurance Relationship Managers at Wellington Management explain

  • Inside the Solvency II engine room

    As the EU's new regulatory regime settles in, Milliman's Oliver Gillespie observes insurers facing greater uncertainty about their actions, confusion among investors and more volatility in their balance sheets

  • Internal models - the next wave

    Brian Robinson of Moody's Analytics spells out the opportunity for the next wave of internal model applicants

  • Enhancing business decisions

    Tapping the opportunities created by advances in risk management may not be as difficult as some think, as Marcus Bowser and Kirsty Leece explain

  • The reality of industrialisation

    The benefits of streamlining and automating actuarial processes are evident in this recent case study, as Joel Fox explains