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Insurers happy with UK's Solvency II plans, but capital savings remain uncertain

The government has grabbed positive headlines with its proposals to reform Solvency II, but the industry is cautious about the how they will pan out. Cintia Cheong reports

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PIC's Giles Fairhead: traditional risks are colliding with global events

Paul Walsh sits down with PIC's CRO Giles Fairhead to reflect on today's heightened risk environment, the post-pandemic work culture and two crucial regulatory reforms for the UK's pension insurers

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Third-party risk rules put supplier relationships in the spotlight

Ronan McCaughey investigates how the UK's regulatory requirements on third-party risk management - which come into effect on 31 March - are changing how insurers do business

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UK Solvency II reforms warmly welcomed by life insurers

The changes would include cuts to the risk margin for life insurers of 60-70%, while capital held by life insurers could be slashed by 15%. Paul Walsh and Cintia Cheong get the market's reaction

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Solvency II is affecting our competitiveness, says PIC

CFO-designate Dominic Veney sets out the case for post-Brexit reform of the regulation

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UK's first pensions superfund to disrupt the bulk annuity market

Regulator approves Clara Pensions, but insurers disapprove

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Pension Insurance Corporation seals 2021's largest PRT deal

Insurer takes on £2.2bn of liabilities from UK pension scheme

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Pacific Life Re recruits Richard Purcell from Hymans Robertson

Purcell will help to manage and grow the reinsurer's UK and Irish protection market business

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UK pension risk transfer demand could soar to £100bn

LCP says insurers need to be prepared for the volumes of pension risk transfer business it expects later in this decade. Ronan McCaughey explains why there is such an upbeat outlook for the sector

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The new risks emerging from remote working

The long-term effects of relocating staff from offices to their homes, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are beginning to be understood. Risk managers have been satisfied in some respects, but deep concerns about staff wellbeing and the impacts on culture remain. Christopher Cundy reports