Limited impact of CPI change on pension funds inflation hedging
OECD argues market values should not drive pension regulation
For most of the life industry, getting policyholder longevity predictions accurate to a few months of the realised experience would be cause for celebration. But for care annuity provider Partnership, this level of accuracy could be disastrous. Aaron...
In the last 20 years, the Slovene life industry has battled inflation rates of close to 2000%, sector-wide insolvency and is now readying for its first experience of risk-based capital regulation with the advent of Solvency II. Aaron Woolner reports
Copenhagen fund agrees to move to intentional guarantees to avoid Solvency II charges
Widely diverging interest rates could occur if EMU is dissolved, warns Dutch insurer
Insurers face greater complexity under EC's final QIS 5 specifications
Third-couuntry equivalence assessments should focus on whether regimes are risk-based
Ring-fencing assets may not protect policyholder benefits, says Ceiops
Solvency II could cause rise in foreign exchange hedging programmes by insurers
The European Commission is firm in its belief that the US insurance regulatory system needs a single figurehead in order to grant it equivalent status under Solvency II – a view not shared by American supervisors. Aaron Woolner reports
Attempts to diversify longevity risk into the broader financial system have so far focused on using swaps. But in an ambitious move, the World Bank has tried to launch the first ever longevity bond in Chile. Aaron Woolner reports on how successful this...