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


Liquidity swaps market struggles with complexity and uncertainty

Liquidity swaps can give insurers collateralised exposure to higher-yielding assets and ease the pressure on investment performance. But does the yield pick-up compensate for the complexities of the market?


Friends Life appoints CRO

Harris will report to CEO


How Solvency II will change insurers' ALM and investment strategies

The QIS5 discounting rules should encourage greater derivatives usage while the proposed capital charges for credit will encourage a focus on shorter-duration higher quality bonds, argues Peter McGloughlin.