Insurance Risk - Volume 5/Number 8

By the book

Russia's five-year old third pillar pension system started to expand just as the financial crisis swept across the globe - and a deadly combination of high inflation and low government bond yields leaves the sector facing a risk management conundrum…

Fit to size

The one-size-fits-all approach of Solvency II's standard formula has left insurers with a dilemma. Should they use a standard model that is not appropriate to their business strategy, or opt for an internal model that is expensive and time-consuming for…

Pension rankings 2009

In a year of hectic volatility on the markets, Deutsche Bank has held its top position in this publication's pension rankings - but it is all change in the consulting category. Andrew Sheen reports

The PPF principle

The result of the recent economic dislocation is an increase in corporate insolvencies - many of which will result in deficit-ridden pension schemes falling into the lap of the UK's Pension Protection Fund. It is timely that the organisation has reviewed…

Firm or flexible?

Fonchim, Italy's largest occupational pension scheme, has been spared the worst of the fallout from the credit crunch thanks to tough investment laws. But the question over whether to loosen asset restrictions may be back on the table. Blake Evans…

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