Capital models: run, review, repeat

Recent surveys by consultancies Willis Towers Watson and PwC have revealed how UK life insurers have revised their approach to capital modelling. Christopher Cundy reports on some of the highlights


Fed draws up insurance capital rules

Update on building block proposals of 2016 for Fed-regulated firms in the US


Athora seals Generali Belgium acquisition

The sale will help Generali optimise its operational efficiency and capital allocation


Aflac takes minority stake in Singapore Life

Second M&A deal in a fortnight involving US insurer Aflac


Eiopa: use of capital add-ons remains "extremely limited"

Authority says the average capital add-on increased an insurer’s SCR by 30%


Just Group seeks shareholders' support to issue RT1 bonds

This would give the equity release mortgage provider more capital management flexibility


Eiopa reveals drop in insurers using LTG measures

Report reveals the importance of the measures for the average SCR ratio


German life sector 'depends strongly' on transitional measures

BaFin reveals the benefit of transitional provisions for German insurers


Eiopa stress tests reveal 'vital role' of Solvency II special measures

Many European insurance groups fell below 100% SCR without LTGs and transitionals


Zurich sells $2bn legacy portfolio to Catalina

The portfolio relates primarily to industrial disease claims