2878

Commission urges Eiopa to lower SII capital requirements

Faull asks for "current economic conditions" to be taken into account

2868

Re/insurers in "risk-off" investment mode

Guy Carpenter outlines key risks for industry

2836

Internal model validation is the priority for UK life insurers

Most firms are nearing completion of their risk calibrations, but a Towers Watson survey has identified key areas where further work is needed, in particular independent validation of the calibrations. John Rowland and Trevor Fannin explain

2829

US Treasury makes $12.4bn profit on AIG stock sale

$182bn commitment to AIG during financial crisis now fully recovered

2827

Scor sells Swfr250m of perpetual notes

Swiss notes offer diversification and funding boost

2825

Reinsurers give thoughts on renewals for Monte Carlo meeting

Slight price rises seen as tough market conditions continue

2813

Swiss Re completes the sale of Admin Re US

Transaction announced end of May

2808

Reinsurer capital hits new record

Lower cat losses helped industry in H1 2012, Aon Benfield says

2801

Contingent capital deals held back by regulatory uncertainty

Contingent capital transactions can bring insurers cost, diversification and hedging benefits. But, in order for the market to grow, more regulatory clarity is needed, say participants. Sarfraz Thind reports

2796

Lloyd's reliance on reinsurance and LoCs is a "credit weakness"

But capital and competitive positions very strong, says S&P