• German insurers call for more green investment opportunities

    18 August 2021

    Their regulator warns against the danger of 'greenwashing' investments

  • BaFin picks Cambridge-educated Briton as new president

    02 August 2021

    Mark Branson replaces Felix Hufeld

  • Charts of the Week - German insurers and their alternative investments

    18 June 2021

    Insurance Risk Data reveals diverse allocation pattern, even among CIOs for smallest German general accounts

  • BaFin reveals German insurers' €47bn infrastructure investment stake

    16 June 2021

    Regulator also reveals industry's alternative allocations - but none yet in cryptocurrencies

  • When actuarial science gets political

    10 June 2021

    German insurers warn EU policy makers not to try and fix what is not broken in Solvency II, they also advise against politicising the rules which would lead to a skewed version of risk. David Walker reports

  • COMMENT: The rumble in the Solvency II jungle

    14 May 2021

    BaFin and the European Commission go 'head to head', very politely

  • Chart of the week: Why cross-sectional GA analysis matters...

    23 April 2021

    ...and not just for BaFin's Dr Frank Grund

  • More than 10% of bonds held by German insurers downgraded in 2020

    21 April 2021

    Frank Grund says one-third of bonds still on negative ratings watch

  • Insurers' GA - cost or opportunity for affiliated asset managers?

    14 April 2021

    Unlike banks, insurers enjoy a close relationship with their affiliated asset managers, to the point that an insurer's CIO can also be the manager's CEO. Although not prohibited by law, this arrangement raises ethical concerns - ones that regulators are well aware of. Vincent Huck reports

  • BaFin warns of "significantly" more painful 2021 for German CIOs

    16 March 2021

    Frank Grund foresees commercial property- and credit-risks on horizon