Market volatility is at its lowest level since the financial crisis – but should insurers be preparing for the inevitable return to a more volatile environment? Blake Evans-Pritchard reports
The Stuttgart and Frankfurt exchanges are benefiting from an uptick in the amount of structured products traded in Germany, helped by the recent spurt of market volatility. Michael Marray reports
The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementation. Others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the industry to address key concerns such as security before they to embrace computing.
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