US ORSA comes to life

Before the end of the year, large US insurers will submit an ORSA report to supervisors. This represents a step change for the industry, but is likely to be just the beginning of a broader process of transformation, Hugo Coelho reports


Hiscox appoints Hanna Kam as CRO

Replaces Penny Shaw who moved to rival Chaucer Syndicates


Weighing up the capital charges for assets under Solvency II

Gareth Mee runs through the capital charges that will apply to assets commonly held by insurers and explains where internal models could bring a better or worse treatment than the standard formula


Full steam ahead for Solvency II technology implementation

The heat is on insurers to make their technology work in a fast-paced and regulation-bound environment, as Christopher Cundy surveys the scene in his introduction to the InsuranceERM Technology Guide 2014-15


Timing gap between Solvency II and IFRS 4 phase II could be costly

Solvency II and new IASB accounting rules for insurers have similarities, but an awkward gap between their implementation dates looks likely to give rise to operational difficulties and additional costs, says Kevin Griffith


How Solvency II will affect insurers' bond and equity investments

Solvency II is driving changes in the way insurers manage their assets, with equities looking likely suffer. But how big an impact on asset allocation overall will there be? Sarfraz Thind looks at the implications for bonds and equities. A subsequent article will cover other investment classes


Eurozone insurers insulated from debt crisis

Report finds firms have reduced their exposure to potential default


Can the cat bond market catch up?

After the second most active year ever for the catastrophe bond market in 2010, expectations were high for this year. That was before a spate of disasters and RMS's new hurricane model. Lorna Davies asks: is the market losing its spark?


AEGIS London gears up for Solvency II with new appointments

Insurer appoints head of capital management and three others


IASB shakes up insurance accounting

Exposure draft foreshadows big changes in income statements