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Insurers are seeking greater granularity of data in modelling to help them assess credit risks more accurately. But increased granularity could lead to greater complexity in modelling, which might be more of a hindrance than a help. Clive Davidson reports...
Rising interest rates are melting German life insurers’ hidden reserves and piling pressure on firms to rethink strategies to finance the ZZR, a ballooning regulatory reserve they have to hold against products offering high guarantees. Hugo Coelho reports...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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