Innovation drive set to increase UK life insurers' consultancy spending

Life insurers seek to address inefficiencies using big data and artificial intelligence


More UK insurers sign up to gender diversity at top levels

Industry remains biased, despite benefits of having women as leaders


Mentoring scheme aims to tackle gender imbalance among senior UK actuaries

Programme to encourage understanding of hurdles to women getting senior positions


IFoA launches accreditation scheme

QAS offers accreditation for commitment to actuarial quality


Barnett Waddingham poaches specialists from AIG and Towers Watson

New appointments broaden consultancy's insurance team


Bulk annuity market poised for strong growth in H2

Increased capacity and new market entrants, says Barnett Waddingham


FCA plans deeper probe of annuities market

ABI code of conduct failed to improve customer outcomes


Barnett Waddingham recruits head of insurance consulting

Scott Eason joins from Société Générale


Restricting access to health data creates competition issue

Changing rules on access to UK national health data may have consequences for actuarial research and could make it harder to develop new products – and for new entrants to break into life insurance markets. Christopher Cundy reports


The technologies reshaping insurance

The insurance industry doesn't often evoke science fiction. But recent technological advances have been so drastic they could have leapt from the pages of Isaac Asimov. Sarfraz Thind reports