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UK firms split on interest rate hedging strategy

L&G has put its economic view on the pedestal, moving away from its rivals and challenging analysts who take Solvency II figures more seriously. Callum Tanner reports

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My 'A' is not like yours

Fitch and AM Best are wrangling over the equivalency of their IFS rating scale. Hugo Coelho investigates what sets them apart and the implications for insurers buying reinsurance protection

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L'exception française?

The French government is proposing to exempt supplementary pension products from Solvency II capital requirements, a seismic change that will give the sector much needed relief. Hugo Coelho reports

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The stress of going sub-zero

UK insurers modelling the risk that interest rates move into negative territory are finding that the capital implications of doing so are less than straightforward. Hugo Coelho reports

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Post-Brexit slump makes mockery of Eiopa stress test

The UK's Solvency II discount rates at the end of June put insurers in a worse position than the stress test scenario, so what can insurers and regulators hope to learn? Hugo Coelho reports

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Top tips for top-down validation

Boards have struggled to get comfortable with validation of internal models. LCP's Charl Cronje suggests some ideas that may help

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Commission stands in the way of UFR reduction

Stakeholders are sidestepping Eiopa and turning to Brussels in a bid to preserve the Solvency II long-term discount rate. Hugo Coelho reports

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Comment: A stunt never tried before

Parting is easy, the problem is to agree on what comes next

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The realities of Brexit for UK insurers

Market volatility should erode capital ratios, the possible loss of passporting rights may force restructuring and relocation – and regulation could well be tightened. Hugo Coelho reports

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CRO Q&A: MetLife's Lukas Ziewer

In his home city of Dublin, Lukas Ziewer - MetLife's chief risk officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa - discusses Solvency II, risk culture and governance with Asa Gibson