Roundtables

Asset management in the Solvency II transition

Asset management in the Solvency II transition

Asset management in the Solvency II transition

Preparing for Solvency II is one thing, but living with it will involve further refinements in how insurers approach asset management, as participants in part one of this InsuranceERM/Standard Life Investments roundtable attest

How capital shapes investment under Solvency II

How capital shapes investment under Solvency II

In the second half of this InsuranceERM/Standard Life Investments roundtable, experts discuss the possibilities to invest in new asset classes, the shift away from gilts and the effect of transitional measures

Insurance asset strategies

Designing asset strategies for the new business environment

Designing asset strategies for the new business environment

Many insurers have been reassessing their investment portfolios in light of low rates and Solvency II. In the first part of this InsuranceERM/bfinance roundtable, participants discuss concerns about diversification and...

Outsourced or in-house: the great asset management debate

Outsourced or in-house: the great asset management debate

In part 2 of this InsuranceERM/bfinance roundtable, participants discuss their approaches to managing assets in-house and using external asset managers

Integrating illiquid assets

Smoothing the flow in illiquid assets

Illiquid assets have the potential to boost the yield and diversification of insurers' investments, but they are not a shoo-in to the portfolio, as discussed in part one of this InsuranceERM/Insurance Asset Risk and Standard Life Investments roundtable

Managing illiquid assets needs banking-like skills

In part two of this InsuranceERM/Insurance Asset Risk and Standard Life Investments roundtable on illiquid assets, experts discuss the management capabilities required and how the assets fit into Solvency II

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