InsurTech start-ups plot disruptive change

Innovation efforts focussed on distribution channels and customer engagement


Living up to the promise of internal models

Supervisory approval is not the end of the Solvency II internal model process. From 1 January, models are for insurers to leverage and for insurers to lose. Hugo Coelho and Christopher Cundy report


UK annuity market to grow £5bn in 2016

Financial consultancy dismisses concerns about Solvency II effect on pricing


Insurers inch forward on climate change action

PwC assessment of ClimateWise group shows progress


Entry to cyber market is credit negative

Rising demand must be approached with caution warns Moody's


Monte Carlo Rendez-vous: Choppy waters on the voyage to El Dorado

At this year's gathering of the reinsurance industry in Monte Carlo, much of the conversation was about adapting to the tough market conditions and exploiting elusive growth opportunities. Asa Gibson and Helen Yates report


Non-life legacy insurance reserves climbing

Solvency II and M&A wave put legacy business on top of boards' agendas


Surge in pension buy-outs expected in coming weeks

PwC urges firms to transfer liability risks to insurers before Solvency II stems price hike


Change management rises up the risk rankings

As external pressures mount, change management is becoming central to an organisation's success. Asa Gibson reports on the findings of the latest Banana Skins survey


Compliance spending continues to rise

CBI/PwC survey reveals costs may be near the peak among life firms