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Hard times for UK annuities market
29 May, 2015 The UK individual annuity market has declined sharply following new pension flexibilities announced by the government in March 2014, says a Timetric report, Annuities Insurance in the UK, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018, which is available at...
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Pension reform legislation to boost growth of Nigeria’s life segment
22 May, 2015 Pension reform legislation and the increase of group life products should support further growth in Nigeria’s life insurance sector, according to ratings agency A.M.Best.
  • Southern Africa’s lion markets on an upward march
    14 May, 2015 Strong economic fundamentals and rising life expectancy mean the prospects for the life insurance markets in South Africa, Angola and Botswana are promising, according to data from Timetric’s Insurance Intelligence Center (IIC)
  • Cigna’s affinity for the individual UK life market
    13 May, 2015 Cigna has already made a bold claim by promising to breathe “new life into the stagnant UK life market”. One way the business aims to achieve this goal is by deploying its experience in the travel insurance market, and its experience of working...
  • French life market on track to recover
    21 April, 2015 Turbulent financial and economic conditions adversely affected the French life market’s performance during 2009-2013. However, the recovery of European countries from the financial crisis, government reforms in France and an improving investment...
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Shifting the focus to group life
11 May, 2015 Steve Bridger, group risk director at Aviva, offers his views on trends and potential opportunities in the group life market.
  • How standard is the standard formula?
    27 March, 2015 Emma Gerrard and Wolfgang Hoffmann from the life insurance consultancy practice at Towers Watson explain why, for the vast majority of insurers across Europe, the use of the standard formula to calculate the Solvency Capital Requirement (SCR)...
  • Matching unit-linked liabilities in a Solvency II world
    25 February, 2015 George McCutcheon, director of research at Financial Risk Solutions (FRS), explains how the introduction of Solvency II will result in a fundamental change in how life companies operate their unit-linked matching processes
  • Listen to what consumers want
    26 January, 2015 Milka Kirova and Lukas Steinmann, senior economists at Swiss Re, explain how by tuning into the needs of their customers in a ‘smarter’ way, life insurers can increase life insurance coverage and achieve a win-win both for the industry and society
  • Rebooting income protection
    10 December, 2014 Income protection in the UK can have a brighter future. By Andy Couchman, co-chairman of Protection Review
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