Watson Wyatt to sell off VIPitech

This will allow EC clearance of Towers Perrin/WW merger


PERILS launches storm-loss index service

Over 50 insurers have provided data


Swiss Re completes another $150m of Successor notes

They give protection for hurricane, windstorm and earthquake risk


Catastrophe losses will resume growth

Don't be misled by the calm hurricane season this year, says Swiss Re


Big drop in catastrophe losses confirmed for 2009

The uneventful US hurricane season helped


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


First global CERAs set to qualify by spring 2010

The actuarial profession's ST9 qualification is expected to become the CERA for the UK


Risk tolerance and limits are not such foreign concepts

Try thinking of them like curfews for teenagers


Insurers should use derivatives to manage risk under Solvency II

The directive will require a total balance-sheet approach to the business and encourage non-life insurers to take a more active approach to managing market risks, argues Peter McGloughlin