• Chart of the Week - Breakdown of market risk SCR of AEMA group subsidiaries, 2022 (%)

    28 July 2023

    A 'group market risk SCR' can mask very divergent risk-taking at subsidiaries

  • The sun shines again on Spanish general accounts

    08 May 2023

    As fixed income yields rise, Spanish insurers' CIOs may reflect happily on their 76% weighting to fixed interest interests - and smile again, David Walker writes

  • Bolting for the door - could 'mass lapse' risk trigger 'mass bond sales' at French lifers?

    04 May 2023

    Better interest rates mean better investment options than life policies. As France's exposed lifers watch on, some count up their liquid assets, some count on customer loyalty - but will all ultimately count on CIOs, to sell off GAs? David Walker reports

  • Chart of the Week: Solvency capital charges, and what a cactus and CIO (should) have in common

    10 March 2023

    Average Solvency II capital charges by insurers' GA sizes reveal some unexpected findings