Aegon releases $650m of capital

And it's looking at further steps to strengthen its capital


Cat bond market set for strong fourth quarter

Guy Carpenter says redemptions and fairly light Atlantic hurricane activity should boost new issues


Barrie & Hibbert announces inaugural insurance conference

Agenda covers capital, solvency, liquidity and market consistency


Canada looks at "weather bond" potential

Recent unusual rain and wind storms spur interest


"Rationalize your risk models and risk measures"

Otherwise, Mark Chaplin warns, inconsistent decisions will result


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


Bermuda pushes for ILS business

The BMA issues details of its supervisory approach for special purpose insurers


Setting standards for the Solvency II actuarial function

Chris Daykin outlines the Groupe Consultatif Actuarial Européen's position on article 47 of the directive and CEIOPS' consultation paper 33.