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Roundtables

The future of the finance function

Presented in partnership with Aptitude Software

The future of the finance function - part 1

The future of the finance function - part 1

Under the weight of regulatory demands, insurers' finance functions have struggled to deliver the insight that the business needs – and that they want to produce – as financial officers and controllers discuss the part one of this InsuranceERM / Aptitude Software roundtable

Stress Testing (QRM, March 2017)

Achieving useful outcomes from stress testing

Achieving useful outcomes from stress testing

Insurers carry out stress testing to meet regulatory requirements and build a stronger business. In the first part of this InsuranceERM roundtable held in association with QRM, risk and actuarial executives discuss the metrics they test, how they design scenarios and how to inspire useful actions

Stress testing and the insurance business cycle

Stress testing and the insurance business cycle

In the second part of this InsuranceERM roundtable held in association with QRM, risk and actuarial executives discuss how they deal with stress testing requests and results, incorporating it into the business cycle, and their frustrations and expectations regarding stress testing

Fixed income and diversification

Fixed income strategies in a Solvency II and low-yield world

Fixed income strategies in a Solvency II and low-yield world

Fixed income assets comprise the majority of insurers' investment portfolios, but within the asset class there are a multitude of options. In part one of this InsuranceERM/Royal London Asset Management roundtable, investment and risk managers discuss how they are approaching fixed income, given the challenges of a low-yield environment and the constraints of Solvency II

Diversification and the outsourcing conundrum

Diversification and the outsourcing conundrum

While insurers are keen to diversify their portfolios, this often requires the outsourcing of asset management – and then the question of fees arises. Investment and risk managers discuss these and other issues in part two of this Insurance Asset Risk/Royal London Asset Management roundtable

Opportunities in illiquid assets

Finding the opportunities in illiquid investments

Finding the opportunities in illiquid investments

Illiquid assets can be an attractive match for insurance liabilities, but firms have to be picky over how they invest, and the burden of governance threatens to diminish the allure, as participants in part 1 of this InsuranceERM/Insight Investment roundtable discuss

The realities of investing in illiquid assets

The realities of investing in illiquid assets

In the second part of this InsuranceERM/Insight Investment roundtable, participants discuss some practical aspects of investing in illiquid assets: valuation, managing liquidity, putting the money to work and fee structures

Risk modelling

The evolution of risk modelling

The evolution of risk modelling

At the heart of a modern insurer is a risk model that helps drive decision-making. But what are its limitations? And where is the appetite to improve? Participants in part one of this InsuranceERM/Towers Watson roundtable discuss

Picturing the ideal risk model

Picturing the ideal risk model

In part two of this InsuranceERM/Towers Watson roundtable, modelling experts discuss what they want from risk models and the potential drawbacks to innovative approaches