Survey shows large gaps in Solvency II preparation

Pre-application process will be "exacting", FSA warns


Torus increases capital to over $1bn

Attracts new funds from private equity firms


Swiss Re returns to profit

De-risking ahead of schedule


Few companies would pass the "use test", says S&P

Report outlines differences in capital adequacy methodologies


"Insurers must reassess risk management"

E&Y identifies the most significant challenges for the industry in 2010


Pre-application for internal models will be challenging

The process laid out in the 81 pages of CEIOPS guidance requires reams of information from insurers and lengthy dialogue with the supervisors, as Towers Watson explains.


Portfolio replication is not only about capital

It's not just group risk that can benefit from the use of replicating portfolios. Other areas of an insurance company such as liability product design, market risk monitoring and performance measurement in investment management will also find the approach valuable, as Rudi Damhuis, Nidal Shamroukh and Andrew Waters of Algorithmics explain.


Solvency II capital requirements increase by 62%

Internal models look more attractive after EMB estimates CEIOPS' impact on standard formula capital level