Scottish Widows enters annuity market with £400m buy-in

Annuity provider beats six insurers to seal maiden deal with Wiggins Teape


Blip, trend or poor model? Insurers respond to shift in mortality projections

Recent mortality projections for England and Wales have led some observers to question whether this marks the start of a new trend – or the need to build a new model. Asa Gibson reports


The innovation game

As venture capitalists invest a record amount of money in insurance technology, insurers are joining their ranks in the race to find the next disruptive technology. Asa Gibson reports


Insurers spend more than €5m lobbying EU

Allianz, Axa, Prudential top spenders' list


Lloyds CRO leads jump into bulk annuities

New chief actuary also appointed


Insurers fear behavioural risk exposures

Annuity models will need to change


Aegon UK appoints new CRO

Jim Ewing takes over from Charles Garthwaite


Contingent capital "shows promise" as cushion for stressed firms

CAS paper provides pricing and valuation models


Actuarial bodies launch Actuarial Research Centre

Scottish centre will bridge actuarial and business gap, says Institute and Faculty of Actuaries


Why CROs need broad business skills

Rosie Harris, CRO of Friends Life, has held a variety of roles which, she says, have prepared her perfectly for the CRO role. Switching people between the risk function and the wider business builds awareness of risk management through the whole organisation, she tells Lorna Davies