Managing market risk is a key issue for life insurers. Clive Davidson looks at the challenges they face in modelling this risk and how the assumptions that underpin their models are changing in response...
Life insurers and pension funds have been using commodities as a portfolio diversifier for years. Blake Evans-Pritchard reports on how the asset class is evolving
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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Extreme market volatility continues to make life hard for insurers. The eurozone rumbles on without any clear sign of resolution and the threats of a Greek default and wider contagion still loom ominously. As a result, insurers have been moving into risk...
The regional chief risk officer at Allianz Asia-Pacific on the twin challenges for insurers of the introduction of risk-based capital frameworks in the region, and an ongoing low interest rate environment
Debate on matching and counter-cyclical premiums must not remain linked to needs of specific countries if political consensus is to be reached
New risk parameters will increase capital requirements for some business lines
Demand for covered bonds and shorter duration corporate paper likely to increase, according to exclusive analysis by economists at Dutch central bank
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.