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A.M. Best: European (re) insurers well placed to withstand stock market volatility
28 August, 2015 European (re)insurers are well positioned to withstand the current volatility in the stock markets, having made significant changes to their investment portfolios in recent years, according to A.M. Best.
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Best practice for increasing digital efficiency in the life insurance industry
27 August, 2015 Robert Gothan, CEO and founder of Accountagility, a business process management specialist, offers five tips for increasing digital efficiency in the life insurance industry
  • Can Russia bear up?
    07 August, 2015 There are several strands of influence affecting the Russian life insurance market, but there is only one story having a dramatic effect. To paraphrase Bill Clinton: “It’s the economy, stupid”, particularly as economic sanctions instigated by the...
  • IPMI focus: Thinking beyond borders
    23 July, 2015 Andy Seale, regional general manager, UK, Middle East, Italy and Scandinavia at Allianz Worldwide Care, discusses the factors to consider for international employers, intermediaries and staff when entering overseas markets, as well as the...
  • Nordic life markets embrace e-commerce
    17 July, 2015 In an era when insurers are being encouraged to embrace digital strategies, strong internet connectivity is playing a vital role in boosting e-commerce as a distribution channel in the Nordic life markets of Norway, Sweden and Finland
  • Turkish delight
    09 July, 2015 Turkey’s life insurance market is set to expand strongly driven by economic growth, favourable demographics, urbanisation and a rising middle class. The Turkish insurance sector has also been impacted by several regulatory changes. Ronan McCaughey...
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Join up to improve the claims process
22 July, 2015 Simon Penny, head of insurance at DST, a global provider of technology-based services, argues what customers want and what insurers need are usually the same: fast, efficient and transparent claims processing leading to a fair settlement. This...
  • What consumers really want from life insurance
    10 June, 2015 Consumers have long seen insurers as difficult to deal with; they don’t interact with customers effectively or frequently enough, and they score low on trustworthiness. But what is the insurance customer experience really like today? Vinay...
  • 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
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