Why we need to redefine the "e" in ERM

In this interview, leading risk consultant James Lam argues for much more effective risk management and a radical expansion of the ERM concept


Solvency II "will most likely be delayed"

The trialogue will find it difficult to resolve issues such as group support before the crucial vote in the European Parliament


FSA says insurers need to beef up stress testing

The authority seeks higher risk management standards, especially for those companies hoping to use internal models under Solvency II


Germany maps out route to Solvency II

The MaRisk VA circular raises the country's preparations for 2012 to a new level. One result: risk management will become more of a board concern. Report by Jessica Baylis


Large insurers need to improve governance, IT and infrastructure

CRO Forum study also shows most of these firms intending to be compliant with Solvency II well ahead of the deadline


Europe races against time to resolve group support issue

Meetings have started in Brussels to thrash out Solvency II sticking points, especially the big one, group support. Can they prevent the directive being delayed? Jessica Baylis reports.


Crisis is "real stress test" for Solvency II

A M Best predicts insurers are more likely to use enhanced internal models that can replicate recent economic events at an appropriate probability level.


Why Solvency II is more sophisticated than Basel II

Don't let politically-motivated arguments put you off. Solvency II is our best hope for sound insurance markets, says Munich Re's head of solvency consulting Margarita von Tautphoeus.


Why operational risk fits pillar II best

The standard model in Solvency II is totally inadequate for operational risk. Many in the industry know this. But nothing is likely to change before 2012. By Jessica Baylis


CEA issues wish list for QIS5

It's based on industry feedback from QIS4 and it suggests a lot of work is still to be done to get the Solvency II directive into final shape.