Tiner defends insurance margin changes

In a speech today to the Westminster & City Twentieth Anniversary life insurance conference, the Financial Services Authority's John Tiner sought to clarify a letter, released last Friday, that relaxed the solvency regime for UK life assurers.

The credit risk time bomb

Insurers remain very keen to both guarantee and invest in credit derivatives products, but key regulators are about to release reports indicating that risk transfer between the insurance and banking sectors might not be such a good idea.

Insurers embrace risk systems

Insurance companies have been slower than banks to adopt advanced risk modelling techniques and technologies. But regulatory changes and business exigencies are spurring them to adopt a new generation of risk and capital management systems.

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