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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

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Eric Cioppa, the regulator's regulator

Maine's superintendent of insurance has taken on the mantle of NAIC president for 2019. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about regulatory priorities and how he will marshal the 50 states to reach a common view

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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.

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Climate risk management: the heat is on

Managing financial risks from climate change is becoming an important issue for insurers. Ronan McCaughey speaks to firms about the tools they use to gauge climate risk - and how they plan to deal with this major global challenge

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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

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InsuranceERM's Technology Guide 2018-19 is now live

Christopher Cundy introduces this year's guide to risk, capital and asset management software

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Tokio Marine overhauls risk management systems

The Japanese insurance group has upgraded its risk management processes to eliminate manual interventions and deliver an enhanced view of group risk. Christopher Cundy reports

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Capital modelling: building a better correlations matrix

Correlation matrices have a major influence on how internal models allocate capital, but conventional processes sometimes struggle to make sense from a business perspective. Colin Kerley suggests an alternative approach

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EU supervisors insist Solvency II risk margin "is not an issue"

Insurers’ calls for a recalibration of the risk margin are being ignored by Eiopa and national supervisors, as evidenced at Insurance Europe's conference in Brussels last week. Aggelos Andreou reports

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German actuaries tell Eiopa: "Stick to your remit"

DAV vice-president Guido Bader talks to David Walker about how the country's actuaries are concerned by Eiopa's new ideas for Solvency II – and the lack of testing around them