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


Gilt-swap spread risk charge to accelerate ALM rethink

A request by the UK regulator for internal firms to hold capital against the basis risk in their government bond portfolios will increase incentives for the insurers to move away from long-dated government bonds into swaps. Hugo Coelho reports


Insurers spend more than €5m lobbying EU

Allianz, Axa, Prudential top spenders' list


InsuranceERM's Most Influential 2015

The personalities shaping risk and capital management in Europe are revealed


Standard Life's regulatory surplus slumps

Acquisition of asset manager and call of bond weigh on available capital


Lloyd's appoints finance director

John Parry takes over from Luke Savage


Standard Life grows portfolio

Analysts suggest excess capital could drive M&A


Aegon confirms south-move plan if Scotland votes 'yes'

Joins Standard Life and others preparing contingency plans to relocate


S&P affirms Standard Life's 'A+' rating

Follows proposed £2.2bn sale of Canadian business


Border crossing?

Scotland-based insurance companies have drawn up contingency plans ahead of the referendum on independence. In the event of a 'yes' vote they could even move south of the border, as Hugo Coelho reports