AIG Europe's partial internal model approved

Internal model a better representation of firm's risk profile


MA optimisation: the experience at LV=

The matching adjustment (MA) is a vital element of the Solvency II package to annuity underwriters, but making the most of it is challenging. In this article, James Sharpe, developer of optimisation tool OptiMA, and Ed Rayson of insurer LV=, describe how MA benefits have been improved in practice


XL Catlin becomes latest partner to London insurtech accelerator

The firm joins at least one-dozen European insurers


Ogden rate battle: insurers will be consulted on review

Discount rate needs to be fair, say Hammond and ABI


Insurance CEOs argue against Ogden rate cut

Top bosses to ask chancellor to block Truss's rate reform


Inadequate planning main obstacle for risks experts to innovate

Ineffective organisational structures also to blame, reports FIS study


LV= quits annuity market

Decision comes after consultation last week


Actuaries call for improved Solvency II transitional reset methodology

When and how to recalculate the transitional measure on technical provisions has proved one of the trickiest aspects of the Solvency II regime for UK insurers. Actuaries argue the PRA will need to refine the methodology if firms are to take a more meaningful benefit. Callum Tanner reports


LV= proposes ditching enhanced annuities to focus on drawdown

Pension freedoms, Solvency II and 'depressing' rates are culprits


Germany and Italy see largest second wave of Solvency II applications

InsuranceERM survey reveals many insurers are still adjusting to the new regulatory regime