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NN's Jan-Hendrik Erasmus: finding the win-win in insurtech

NN Group has been an eager participant in the insurtech revolution. Chief risk officer and global IT leader Jan-Hendrik Erasmus tells David Walker how the Dutch insurer's tech strategy has evolved

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L&G completes £490m pension buy-in

MNOPF strikes deal with insurer following several de-risking strategies over eight years

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L&G trebles bulk annuity business

More growth expected in bulk than individual annuity markets

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L&G to acquire bulk annuity firm Lucida

Pays £151m for firm with £1.4bn in assets

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Pension buy-in capacity underused in 2012, despite favourable pricing

Deal volume could double this year before capacity is constrained, says LCP

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Eurozone turmoil could hinder longevity risk market

But market volatility also offers opportunities, Towers Watson says

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Longevity swaps unlikely to be "the next big thing"

But pensions de-risking may increase in the UK because of legislation, says Lucida

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Pension risk transfers to reach £15bn in 2010

Deals worth £11bn have been completed in the last year

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Insurers must not be over-regulated

The more voluminous the guidance, the more rigid a legislative framework becomes, says Hitesh Patel. And Solvency II's complex rules and capital requirements could make the insurance industry less transparent to investors and the general public.