Pioneering new approaches to longevity and mortality risk

To model longevity improvements more accurately, Swiss Re is tapping different data sources and collaborating with a range of professions and academics. One motivation: the reinsurer is a significant holder of mortality and longevity risk, as this week's latest Vita mortality bond underlines (see news section). Swiss Re's Daniel Ryan talks to InsuranceERM


Tidjane Thiam to chair the ABI

May scotch rumours of the Pru moving HQ to Hong Kong


"Solvency II is more complex than it should have been" - Montalvo

The Eiopa chief says demands for increasing granularity have added complexity but the directive's core principle is solid - and the 2014 start date can still be met. Lorna Davies reports


Transferring pension risk to external parties accelerates

GM's $26bn deal and UK, Dutch and Irish activity show global trend, says Mercer


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


Pru director criticises shake-up of UK financial regulation

Abolishing FSA not the "right answer", says Lord Turnbull


Pru to buy Swiss Re's US unit

Sale expected to close in H2 2012


Insurers look to re-price products ahead of Solvency II

A quarter of life companies will change their product mix, according to Deloitte


Old Mutual sold its US arm to escape Solvency II

Would have impacted US annuity writers, says FD


Relocation still on the cards for Prudential

US equivalence remains an issue, says Thiam