Manulife's Rahim Hirji: shifting from hedging to growth

Risk management is no longer about policing an insurance company, says Rahim Hirji, chief risk officer at Canada's Manulife Financial. He talks to Lorna Davies about changing regulations, market concerns and the development of the CRO


Rothesay Life and Vestey agree £115m bulk annuity deal

Goldman Sachs' insurance arm wrote over £1bn of new bulk annuity business in 2012


Skilled people leaving banking for insurance

Optimism and profitability also up for UK life and general insurance, PwC and CBI survey finds


SunGard updates Prophet with analytics and tables modules

Developments should help insurers realise value from Solvency II


Aviva welcomes RPI decision

Key measure of UK inflation was left unchanged


2013: the ERM challenges ahead

Leading consultants and CROs say getting the most out of Solvency II implementation will be a big challenge for 2013, but other aspects of ERM will reappear on the agenda, as will the necessity of keeping ERM at the heart of business. Here is a compilation of responses to the questions InsuranceERM asked experts just before Christmas


UK life sector less influenced by bond yields than continental Europe

Correlation between the UK life sector and equities could strengthen, Bernstein Research says


Tate & Lyle sweetens pension fund with £347m buy-in

Deal with L&G will cover about 43% of pensioner liabilities


BlackRock hires Danica ALM expert

Tom Haas Carstensen joins BlackRock's financial institutions group


Solvency II drags on equity markets, squeezes bond yields

$500bn reallocation of capital by insurers will drive asset prices, says Axa