Munich Re issues $75m cat bond

Third bond this year for German reinsurance giant


Cloud, standard formula and GRC solutions gain traction

Financial modelling software dominates the new ERM Technology Guide, as it did last year's, but there is more emphasis this year on enhanced computing performance, standard formula solutions and governance, risk and compliance


IBM tops RiskTech 100 again

Chartis Research's rankings cover solutions for insurance, banking, trading and asset management


The CRO perspective on ERM and Solvency II

The InsuranceERM/QlikView risk survey polled 13 chief risk officers and three heads of solvency from 16 insurers with UK operations. The goal: to gain an insight into what the risk management professionals think about the challenges they face on issues such as data, regulation and investment risk as they prepare for Solvency II


Insurers can expect fallout from "global systemically important" designation

Swiss Re says FSB has not considered impact of public announcement


31 October was meant to be Solvency II day

It's hard to believe, we know, but the brave new world of Solvency II was meant to be ushered in on 31 October 2012. Here we track the constant changes in the timetable


A clearer view of longevity swaps

While full buy-out remains the ultimate goal of many pension scheme sponsors and trustees, longevity swaps are attracting interest as a step on that journey. But finding the right deal requires care, says Hugo James


Capital markets need stability provided by life insurers

Allianz responds to criticisms of the sector


Solvency II delay would impact insurers' credit ratings

Current macro-economic environment has contributed to the likely delay, says Moody's


IORP revision threatens long-term investing

Eight EU associations question appropriateness of holistic balance sheet