Why the valuation of RMBS holdings needed changing

The NAIC found many flaws in the way that mortgage securities held by US insurers have been rated in the past and decided on a different approach, as Michael A Cohen explains


Pimco review eases US insurers' capital worries

Estimate of funds needed a lot less than rating agencies'


2010 will bring many challenges, warn risk experts

Among them: increasing regulatory burdens, a talent shortage, investment dilemmas and looming inflation. Our panel of industry soothsayers spell out their concerns.


London market well capitalized for renewals

Managing the underwriting cycle is biggest challenge


How ERM evolved over the past year

Fourteen experts pick the key lessons learned for risk professionals in 2009. Their views on what to expect in 2010 will be posted after the holidays.


IERM's top stories chart 2009's risk management challenges

The financial crisis and the toughening demands of Solvency II have been a combined test like no other for companies this year


Swiss Re focuses on realigning its investments

Matching them with the long-term obligations of the reinsurance business is the key, says asset management head David Blumer in an interview with Stuart Collins


FTSE 350 pension deficit reaches £140bn

Further normalization of corporate bond spreads might add another £60bn


How level will the Solvency II playing field be?

Some in the UK fear the FSA will apply the directive more strictly than its continental counterparts. Will "harmonization" succeed? Jessica Baylis investigates


US pension plans fail to benefit from equity surge

Equity markets have given pensions plans great returns this year but their liabilities have grown even more