Lack of market liquidity and stock market volatility are other concerns, Towers Watson survey finds
Despite contributing more than half the bottom-line profits, investments have always been the poor relation within syndicates compared to underwriting. However, with asset yields lower and regulations becoming stricter, that may need to change, says Yasheen Rajan
As European leaders attempt to stem the growing sovereign debt crisis, Michael Faulkner reports on the threat to insurers of a default by Italy or Spain.
Insurers' exposure has been reduced over the past year, says Fitch
Instruments may not comply with tier 2 own fund rules
In his previous three articles in this series, Adam Koursaris looked at different methods that could be used to calculate the solvency capital requirement (SCR) where companies face an inherently nested stochastic problem. He now focuses on the replicating portfolio (RP) technique.
Eiopa's latest wave of stress tests has sparked controversy. With critics questioning the worth of the exercise, Lorna Davies asks what value they can bring.
Speaking exclusively to InsuranceERM, chairman of Eiopa Gabriel Bernardino dismisses criticisms that Solvency II will damage the insurance industry but says fine tuning is needed. Michael Faulkner reports.