Insurance Risk - VOL. 6/NO. 8

Understanding the liquidity premium

The liquidity premium has moved from theory to practical reality, first in the market-consistent embedded value metric and then the Solvency II directive. Barrie & Hibbert’s Craig Turnbull explains the theory behind the liquidity premium and how to…

Understanding value at risk for insurers

Deborah Cernauskas, Gabriel David and Anthony Tarantino propose an amended approach to value-at-risk that focuses on the drivers of risk and the use of agent-based modelling and simulation to capture the bounded rationality of human decision-making

Mexico and Brazil on the road to risk-based regulation

Latin American economic powerhouses Brazil and Mexico are introducing new solvency regulations in their fast-growing insurance markets. But while Mexico has gone straight for a Solvency II-type approach, Brazil is emphasising gradualism and will not make…

Insurers prepare for M&A explosion

A number of drivers could push financial groups to dispose of life insurance assets in the near future. But a boom in M&A will also need buyers, which could prove difficult to find. By John Ferry

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