Commercial real estate investors add to criticism of Solvency II capital charges

CFREC Europe and Inrev ask Eiopa to relax rules on commercial mortgage backed securities


EU insurers' investments increasingly risky

Search for good yields means more speculative assets held, says Fitch


Conning offers US insurers trade finance investments

NAIC recently approved trade finance as an investable asset


ERM basics: Proxy techniques enable risk-based decision making

Proxy techniques, such as least squares Monte Carlo, allow faster analysis of risks and for many insurers they have become essential tools for aiding decision making, as Brian Robinson explains


RBS ALM director joins consultancy

Ross Evans now at Hymans Robertson


Eiopa proposes changes to debt securitisation capital charges

Uniform charge replaced with a more granular approach


Generali budgets €33m to prepare for Solvency II

Major reforms to investment management processes under way


Friends Life's Mark Versey: "Infrastructure is now a core investment strategy"

Friends Life is now directly investing in both infrastructure and commercial real estate debt after awarding combined mandates of £1bn this year. Jamie Bullen asks chief investment officer Mark Versey what lies behind this new strategy


Zurich to invest $1bn in green bonds

Climate projects can be supported without sacrificing returns, insurer says


Milliman hires ex-Skandia trio to run Stockholm ALM office

Former CRO Steve Hardwick among recruits