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  • Opacity and growing interconnectedness in PE space, key worry for Bank of England

    22 April 2024

    Nathanaël Benjamin executive director of financial stability strategy and risk at BoE explained

  • CIO Interview: I don't believe in a soft landing, Mapfre CIO José Luis Jiménez says

    22 April 2024

    "I've always thought it's a shame that Madrid doesn't have a beach," is just one of several sweeping observations that Insurance Asset Risk makes while waiting to sit down (virtually) with José Luis Jiménez, Mapfre's long-standing CIO.

  • Comment - Lapse risk, SFCRs and getting more transparency into Italian insurers

    22 April 2024

    Nine data cells reveal the stress that sent one prominent lifer to the wall

  • Rescuers of Eurovita divulge details of IVASS' bail-out plan in SFCRs

    22 April 2024

    Lifer faced redemption and solvency pressure before rivals took on assets, and policies

  • Chart of the Week - Uniform SCR-breakdown for IM users becomes possible, for non-UK Insurers, at least...

    19 April 2024

    A new EIOPA reporting template has made it possible to see uniform breakdown of IM and PIM users' Solvency II risk modules

  • NZAOA releases fourth target setting protocol

    18 April 2024

    With inclusion of sovereign debt in asset classes assessed

  • Fitch Ratings predicts UK bulk annuity transaction volumes will pass £60bn in 2024

    18 April 2024

    After reaching highest ever levels of almost £50bn in 2023

  • Comment: EIOPA fires its own starting gun on actually implementing Solvency II reform

    18 April 2024

    Small yet pivotal parts of SFCRs for non-UK firms have been amended, with significantly better transparency one result

  • Comparable SCR data appears for internal model users in Europe, from revised reporting requirements

    18 April 2024

    New and amended Solvency II data templates are now being published by non-UK internal model users

  • "Bonds are back" - Goldilocks appears for Lloyd's syndicates' fixed income holdings

    18 April 2024

    Not a big bad bear was in sight when syndicates published annual reports in March, but many warned of elevated geopolitical instability risks