Key changes needed to IASB's insurance contracts ED

Otherwise, warns Towers Watson, understanding insurers' financial statements will be difficult


Old Mutual chooses economic capital aggregator

The firm purchases Towers Watson's RiskAgility EC


Challenges of QIS5 detailed

Towers Watson analyzes the completion difficulties


Insurers face challenges from IASB proposal and Solvency II

Not only is the IASB Exposure Draft a big change from the board's earlier proposals, there are also differences between the ED and Solvency II, and the time-frames for the two regimes are inconveniently similar. Towers Watson examines the IASB document in detail.


QIS5: "Most of the key issues remain"

This is in spite of a further slight softening of requirements for the industry. Towers Watson summarizes the changes that the final technical specification for QIS5 has made to the draft specification.


ViPitech sale to shake up software market?

Algorithmics is boosting its drive into the pension fund and tier 2 & 3 insurance markets after acquiring VIPitech. Competing firms think their own business models give them an edge.


Cat risk scenarios not suitable for all firms

Towers Watson summarizes catastrophe task force report


Mercer hires van Zyl

Will advise on pension risk management


Towers Watson sells VIPitech to Algorithmics

Will help Algo boost its insurance and pension fund solutions


Insurers warned again about skimping QIS5 tasks

"Start work before August or cancel your summer holidays," says Towers Watson