Future options

Operational risk derivatives have been touted for a few years now, but interest in them moves in waves. The current tide is high, however. Duncan Wood tests the water

The stagnancy of risk transfer

It's fairly clear from our feature on alternative forms of risk transfer for op risk that not much has happened in this space over the past two years, despite a lot of fine words from both the insurance industry and its clients.

Incorporating policyholder expectations into ALM

European life insurers have recently improved their asset/liability management (ALM) skills.However, those efforts have been limited to the matching of guaranteed policyholder benefits.While bringing considerable insight, they also leave management with…

Europe's insurers get used to a stricter regime

Regulators are increasingly bearing down on insurers as the market looks to establish better risk management practices. With the Solvency II proposals being drafted, what are insurance companies doing to make sure they can comply with the stricter…

FSA reviews insurer capital

Final comments and suggestions have been received by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) following the publication of consultation documents CP190 and CP195, which aim to improve capital adequacy among non-life and life insurers. The proposals could…

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