Roundtables

Absolute return strategies

Absolute return: a silver bullet for the investment strategy?

Absolute return strategies seem an ideal response to low interest rates, volatile markets and Solvency II, but what are the associated challenges facing investors? Experts discuss in part one of this InsuranceERM/Insurance Asset Risk and Standard Life Investments roundtable

The modelling challenges in absolute return strategies

Absolute return strategies offer promising risk-adjusted returns and capital efficiencies, but do you need an internal model to gain the benefit and what other complexities are created? Experts discuss in part two of this InsuranceERM/Insurance Asset Risk and Standard Life Investments roundtable

Transformational change

Securing the buy-in for transformational change

Faced with huge pressure to overhaul their working practices, risk and actuarial departments have had to choose between transforming their systems and making incremental modifications. In the first part of this InsuranceERM and Milliman roundtable, industry experts discuss the challenges with the two approaches

Developing a vision for major change

In the second part of this InsuranceERM and Milliman roundtable on systems transformation, industry experts discuss how they define and manage a major systems refresh, how they deal with software vendors and the 'waterfall' and 'agile' approaches to development

Risk modelling

Managing risk in a commercial context

Risk management teams are taking on greater responsibility and having more commercial input, but what does this mean for organisational structures? And should risk always dance to the beat of the business? European risk leaders discuss these and other questions in the first part of this InsuranceERM and SunGard roundtable.

Where next for risk modelling: industrialisation or app store?

Many conversations around risk and capital modelling highlight the need to 'industrialise' processes. But is this 18th century concept appropriate for insurers in the 21st century? European experts discuss this and other risk management questions in the second part of this InsuranceERM and SunGard roundtable

Countdown to Solvency II

Walking the tightrope of Solvency II

As the Solvency II deadline ticks ever closer, insurers are anxiously awaiting for clarity to emerge on several important issues and fear that stalling by regulators could throw their preparation plans off track, as the participants in this InsuranceERM and Thomson Reuters Accelus roundtable discuss

Solvency II countdown: allocating actuarial resource

In the second part of the InsuranceERM and Thomson Reuters Accelus roundtable, insurers discuss their concerns over the matching adjustment, passing the 'use' test and challenging reporting timetables for pillar 3

Solvency II pillar 3 reporting

Seeking a firm footing in the shifting sands of pillar 3

The interim guidelines have added urgency to insurers' preparations for the reporting elements of Solvency II. In the first part of this InsuranceERM and Invoke roundtable, participants discuss how they are approaching the challenges

Tussling with taxonomies in pillar 3 reporting

Insurers are having to learn fast about the technicalities of Solvency II data taxonomies and XBRL reporting, as participants in the second part of this InsuranceERM and Invoke roundtable report. They also discuss reporting on assets, the remaining uncertainties – and what they would have done differently