Standard Life chooses RiskAgility EC

Will use it for its economic capital calculations


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


Standard Life appoints UK finance director

Mark Hesketh joins from Royal Bank of Scotland


"QIS5 is only a stepping stone"

Insurers need to continue lobbying and maintain vigilance in order to ensure that the concessions made towards the industry by the European Commission on 15 April are sustained. The proposals could change yet again and cause further upward pressure on capital requirements, warns one of the respondents to our questions on the QIS5 draft.


Is the test of use too loose?

Internal models for Solvency II should be fully embedded in the business but official guidance on this is quite vague, says John Ferry


Time to get serious about the models

Only forty-seven months to Solvency II! For insurers taking the internal model route crucial decisions are needed now. Jessica Baylis reports.