Law firm RPC to open office in Hong Kong

Team of 40 will cover insurance, litigation and commercial work


Tidjane Thiam to chair the ABI

May scotch rumours of the Pru moving HQ to Hong Kong


"Solvency II is more complex than it should have been" - Montalvo

The Eiopa chief says demands for increasing granularity have added complexity but the directive's core principle is solid - and the 2014 start date can still be met. Lorna Davies reports


"No compromise" on Solvency II for pensions, says Webb

"Unbelievable" EC is going ahead with "pointless proposals", says pensions minister


Why CROs need broad business skills

Rosie Harris, CRO of Friends Life, has held a variety of roles which, she says, have prepared her perfectly for the CRO role. Switching people between the risk function and the wider business builds awareness of risk management through the whole organisation, she tells Lorna Davies


Pru director criticises shake-up of UK financial regulation

Abolishing FSA not the "right answer", says Lord Turnbull


Bourke leaves Friends Life

Will take CFO role at Bupa


Hiscox appoints Shaw as CRO

Bob Thaker is moving to "senior business" role


Legal cat bond specialist joins Stroock

Matthew Feig changes US law firms