UK Solvency II reforms could boost bulk annuities market

LCP partner Charlie Finch explains how changes to the rules could impact the de-risking market


S&P's capital model review: this could hurt

The rating agency's review of its capital methodology could leave insurers facing the prospect of rating changes and possible capital raising pressure, as Sarfraz Thind reports


UK Solvency II reforms warmly welcomed by life insurers

The changes would include cuts to the risk margin for life insurers of 60-70%, while capital held by life insurers could be slashed by 15%. Paul Walsh and Cintia Cheong get the market's reaction


NN CRO: 2021 inflation surge had limited impact on business

Bernhard Kaufmann said the current interest rate environment is a positive development


NN targets further optimisation of life back books

Chief executive David Knibbe said integrating back books into one platform is critical


MetLife mulling sale of US variable annuity book

US insurers have been exiting variable annuities in a bid to escape low-rate trap


Solvency II's ultimate forward rate set to stabilise in 2023

Aegon CFO says rising interest rates will stop further UFR reductions


Aegon carries on hedging to tame earnings volatility

Analysts query plans to offload US variable annuity book


Regulators investigate the private equity-insurer love-in

Private equity companies have been acquiring insurers at an unheard of rate. Now regulators have raised concerns over asset risk and short-term greed overcoming long-term sense, as Sarfraz Thind reports


Bullish outlook for UK's bulk annuity market in 2022

The UK's bulk market remains buoyant with growing insurer capacity. This year could also see mega transactions and potential shifts in market dynamics. Ronan McCaughey explains