The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), which provides a library of algorithms used by financial practitioners globally, has announced a partnership with the HPCFinance network.
Adjusting to Solvency II rules could result in Nordic insurance companies buying significantly more bonds, according to analysis published by Fitch Ratings.
Tullett Prebon Information and Allianz spin-off IDS GmbH Analysis and Reporting Services have jointly launched Solvency II Benchmark Curves, a service to enable risk managers to better calculate and manage capital requirements in response to the Solvency...
Unigestion’s Hanspeter Bader sees private equity helping institutions struggling with asset allocation in a hostile climate.
Swedish regulator Finansinspektionen's latest report into solvency margins of insurers suggests a deterioration occurred during the second half of 2011.
The publication of a set of longevity indexes by the Life & Longevity Markets Association (LLMA) will help to develop the longevity risk transfer market, but there is still a long way to go if a tradable market is to be created, say experts.
Despite robust arguments with Moody's last year and falling property values, Danish mortgage credit institutions see no reason why the long-standing covered bond market should weaken.
Lesser-known rating agencies in markets such as Brazil, China and Germany are planning their challenges to S&P, Moody's and Fitch as new regulations take hold.
Vincent Trouillard-Perrot spent many years in the Far East observing the markets. Now the Nordic CEO of Alfred Berg is back in Europe with a strategy he says will increase client fortunes.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper first published in August last year is circulating among asset managers beginning to despair at the waves of legislation building up across the European industry.
Five major business and investment federations are urging the European Commission to reconsider a proposal to subject pensions to major parts of Solvency II rules, saying it could "impede growth and job creation", and endanger the security of retirement...
The credit rating agencies’ failure to assign accurate ratings to mortgage securities inundating the US sub-prime market in 2008 is old news. What is new is the rising concern about their monopoly of the ratings market and their ever evolving business...
Gabriel Bernardino, chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa), has said continued delays in the legislative process for Solvency II are hampering the authority's progress in developing the regulatory regime.
Financial repression is a stealthy, politically easy way to tax investors. It is on the rise, and investors in developed and emerging markets alike need to pay attention.
Paris-based hedge funds are a small but diverse group increasingly gaining recognition. Madison Marriage speaks to new and established France-based hedge funds on the Gallic environment for alternative managers
Investors who want assets that offer both higher returns and liquidity may find the answer in the secondaries market.