Following risk management failures in the financial crisis, Japan’s variable annuity providers’ new offerings include conservative investment objectives and sophisticated hedging strategies, combined...
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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Following risk management failures in the financial crisis, Japanese variable annuity providers’ new VA offerings include conservative investment objectives and sophisticated hedging strategies, combined with reinsurance
Calculating credit value adjustment correctly for exotic instruments can require the simulation of scenarios within scenarios – and today’s computers may not be up to it. As a result, banks are looking for short cuts, and they may be able to learn...
Low interest rates and market volatility are unsettling variable annuity providers in the US. Blake Evans-Pritchard reports on how they are coping in this challenging environment
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...
Variable annuities were launched in Europe shortly before the financial crisis began but, in the face of well-documented hedging problems in the US, the market never really took off. Alex Davis investigates whether the implementation of Solvency II will...
All variable annuity (VA) providers in the Republic of Ireland - the main VA domicile in the European Union (EU) - will be required to use an internal model to ensure that "solvency standards are appropriately calibrated to the[ir] unique risks", says...
Taiwan and Malaysia have been at the heart of the latest developments in insurance-based structured products across the Asia-Pacific region. Activity has also increased in South Korea and Japan, while the Philippines offers a new home for product sales...
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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