Twenty UK insurers await news on Solvency II internal model application

PRA expected to announce decisions over the weekend


UK annuity market to grow £5bn in 2016

Financial consultancy dismisses concerns about Solvency II effect on pricing


Life insurers stuck with the riddle of the risk margin

Of all the innovations of Solvency II, the risk margin threatens to be the most painful for UK life insurers. The transitional benefit will provide relief against it on 1 January, but in the long run it may do more harm than good. Hugo Coelho reports


PIC in £2.4bn pension buyout

Hannover Re picks up share of longevity risk


PIC insures £1.6bn of longevity risk with Prudential Financial

About 80% of PIC's longevity exposure now insured


Internal model submissions begin, despite ambiguities

Despite unclear rules and conflicting approaches from national supervisors, insurers have started submitting their Solvency II internal models for approval. Christopher Cundy and Hugo Coelho assess the state of play


Punter Southall appoints new head of de-risking solutions

Colette Christiansen joins from Towers Watson


Insurers face "communication risk" over global trends

Urbanisation and climate change will force insurers to explain their business model


Graham & Brown agrees pension buy-in

PIC deal covers £15m of liabilities


PIC in £38m pension insurance buy-out

Morris Ashby fund to be transferred from PPF