Aegon appoints UK CFO

Clare Bousfield joints from Swiss Re


"The industry is behind Solvency II as a principle"

The problems arise from the calibration that the regulators are asking for, says Raj Singh, Swiss Re's CRO, as he reflects on the lessons of the past 18 months in this interview with Jessica Baylis.


Allianz launches third Blue Fin US cat bond

Covers hurricanes in 31 US states


Pension risk transfers to reach £15bn in 2010

Deals worth £11bn have been completed in the last year


Insurance regulation will stay lighter-touch than the banks'

Insurers came through the financial crisis relatively unscathed and don't pose systemic or liquidity risks, argue Jonathan Hekster and Toby Langley


Financial and risk modelling software moves into "qualitative" areas

Our guide to 18 systems from 14 vendors shows a wide range of approaches. All of them have features relevant to compliance with Solvency II and some are prepared for pillar II and III requirements.


Capital erosion isn't a problem for insurers -- yet

The financial crisis hasn't dented re/insurers' capital too badly. Sources of capital remain to be tapped. But pray for a light hurricane season, says Helen Yates.


Re-rating the rating agencies

The global financial crisis has raised serious questions about the reliability of credit ratings. Helen Yates asks what this means for European insurers and for ratings under Solvency II.