Insurers embrace curve-fitting for SCR calculations

Aviva, Legal & General and Prudential are among firms that have adopted this approach, but it brings challenges as well as benefits, as these excerpts from a paper released by risk solutions' provider Algorithmics describe


Virtual round table: dual-running an ICAS and Solvency II model

Avoiding the costs of dual-running an ICAS and Solvency II model during 2013 and other issues arising from the delay in implementation of the directive to 2014 are clouding insurers' planning. Three experts give their views on the areas where firms should be focusing


Prudential completes longevity transaction for Rothesay Life

Will provide reinsurance for Rothesay's acquisition of Paternoster


Rates challenge for UK pension funds and US insurers

Monetary easing in both markets will lower returns


Guide to economic scenario generators

Regulatory change and the proliferation of guarantee products have driven the development of a range of economic scenario generators (ESGs). Here's a detailed look at the different approaches of 11 such models, based on responses from their producers and providers to an InsuranceERM questionnaire.


"Solvency II and Basel will fail in a crisis"

The directives just won't work, says Prudential Financial vice chairman


Other markets seek inspiration from Solvency II

While Switzerland, the US and Bermuda are seen as the most important countries in terms of equivalence with Solvency II, other jurisdictions are also pressing ahead in developing similar risk-based regulation. Lorna Davies reports.


Prudential completes first pension buy-in transaction in US

Investment and longevity risk transferred in $75m transaction


Japan Post and Axa top rankings of world's largest insurers

Latest annual rankings by A M Best are based on assets and on net premiums written


Aviva joins the Life and Longevity Markets Association

Aviva has joined the Life & Longevity Markets Association, bringing the LLMA's membership to eleven.