As some insurers follow suit on regulators' urge not to pay dividends and others refuse to comply, Vincent Huck looks at whether dividend retention could result in more ammunition for the investment teams to invest in markets
Frank Schiller, board member of the DAV, tells David Walker in a far ranging interview his thoughts on the 2020 Solvency II review and where he believes EIOPA needs to step up its work.
As European regulators offer some leeway on Solvency II regulatory reporting deadlines, insurers seem inclined to follow the original schedule. Begging the question of how to account for the COVID-19 impact. David Walker reports
Not a single day passes without some new market revelation. Insurers are battening down the hatches but how bad is it and what damage has there been so far? Sarfraz Thind presents the good, the bad and the ugly of the market crash.
As markets sink, a chief investment officer at a European insurer tells Vincent Huck how the pandemic is affecting its thinking.
Analysis by Insurance Risk Data shows most countries' underwriters were adding equities in general accounts as virus risk approached. David Walker reports
Carlos Montalvo Rebuelta reflects on what we should expect from the Solvency II 2020 review based on past amendments of the Directive. So good or bad news?
Foresters Friendly Society's chief investment officer Corrado Pistarino explains why he believes it's a fallacy to think low interest rates constitute "unrewarded risk". Interview by Vincent Huck
Manulife IM investigates what was once only an alternate reality, of negative-yielding debt, for fixed income investors and gives some suggestions as to how investors can solve the problem. Sarfraz Thind reports
The WEF global risks report is out! So what? Vincent Huck asks