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Solvency II Reporting Requirements: Will Quants Welcome Querts?

While two key Solvency II consultation papers published in November finally clarify reporting requirements, they will significantly add to the workload of re/insurers’ quants who will have to complete up to 50 Quantitative Reporting Templates (QRTs). Continue reading →

Airline Loss Levels at Six-Year Low

Investments in safety, new aircraft and technology have resulted in airline loss levels being at a six-year low, says Willis Steve Doyle in this video interview. Continue reading →

5 Financial Stories You May Have Missed – With a Dropped Ball

This week: the SEC-Citibank non-settlement, credit ratings, banking fines, the FDIC, and some San Francisco 49ers Continue reading →

Rakoff SEC-Citigroup Ruling Sends Chills Through Wall Street

Rakoff SEC-Citigroup Ruling Sends Chills Through Wall Street

What are the implications of Judge Rakoff's decision to block the SEC-Citigroup settlement for Wall Street and Directors and Officers? Continue reading →

Video: Loss and Opportunity of the Arab Spring–What Business and Insurers Can Expect in 2012

As the Arab Spring that erupted in Tunisia earlier this year continues to spread across the Middle East, Paul Davidson, Chairman and Chief Executive of Willis Financial Solutions reviews the impacts of the uprising so far and provides his analysis of what we might expect as we enter 2012. Continue reading →

The Thirsty Dragon: Implications of China’s Water Shortages

Our Shanghai blogger examines issues surrounding China's severe water shortage. Continue reading →

Everyone’s a Risk Manager in Offshore Wind Energy

With the next phase of offshore wind power development set to dwarf current projects, the industry faces two major challenges: To reduce the cost and the time it takes to build the massive structures out at sea. These two topics … Continue reading →

Offshore Directorships: How Many Are Too Many?

First we had the Weavering case, shedding light on the standard of care expected by the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands of independent directors in offshore hedge funds. Now we have a front page exposé in this week’s Financial Times … Continue reading →

Reinsurance: Baden-Baden and Beyond

Willis Re's James Vickers discusses the big issues facing reinsurers in the run-up to the 1/1 renewals, including CBI, model changes & the EU debt crisis. Continue reading →

5 Financial Stories You May Have Missed – With European Bondage

This week's 5 financial news stories: FDIC, Credit Unions, Dodd-Frank, DOJ--and a cool interactive map explaining the European debt crisis. Continue reading →