2237

Milliman opens office in Brussels

Focus will be on risk modelling, ERM and SII

2229

Pension fund assets reach $28trn

They grew 4% in 2011, according to Towers Watson

2224

French insurers shy away from internal models

Only a handful of firms will be ready to implement an internal model and the whole French market is struggling to prepare for Solvency II, with mutuals particularly badly hit by the proposed new regulations. Sarfraz Thind reports

2210

Milliman opens in Dusseldorf

Leitschkis will head firm's second German office

2170

BMA extends deadline for eligible capital compliance

Transition period to run till 2024 to match Europe's

2125

MetLife sells banking assets

No longer wants bank holding company status

2099

Sweden's insurers struggle to get ready for Solvency II

Despite strong QIS5 results, market participants agree that Sweden's insurers need to do a lot of work to get up to speed for Solvency II. Extending the go-live date to 2014 could bring much needed relief for both insurers and regulators, as Sarfraz Thind reports

2022

Denmark ambivalent towards models

The sophistication of individual insurers and a developed regulatory regime has given Denmark a solid platform to prepare for Solvency II. But, as Sarfraz Thind reports, there's still much debate and uncertainty over the best capital modelling approach

1968

Fairfax Brasil licenses Risk Explorer

Brazilian insurer wants software for solvency and IFRS purposes

1783

General insurers' optimism falls

New business prospects for life insurers also dim, PwC/CBI survey finds