Concerns that Eiopa's proposals will not work and could delay Solvency II
Concerns Solvency II-based risk-free curve could be distorted by speculators as market begins to adjust ALM hedges
Swedish regulator will not make guidelines legally binding on firms
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Guidelines 'necessary for convergence' but fears of two-speed implementation
Solvency II must support long-term guarantees but insurers must develop simple products, says Nordea Life and Pensions CRO
The challenge of increased longevity is confronting countries around the world, and governments are wrestling with the challenge of how to encourage people to save more to fund ever-longer periods of retirement. Insurers, meanwhile, are busy developing...
Inflation models tend to be poor at capturing the high sensitivity of Limited Price Index (LPI) swap payoffs to year-on-year smiles and correlations, and consequently miss market quotes. Yann Ticot and Xavier Charvet propose a simple framework for pricing...
Guidelines necessary to achieve convergence and improve quality of preparations, says Eiopa chairman
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) is currently consulting on interim measures, covering areas such as risk governance and reporting, to help supervisors and firms prepare for Solvency II. Eiopa chairman Gabriel Bernardino...
With the implementation of Solvency II now almost certainly delayed for at least two years, UK annuity providers are beginning to reassess their credit asset allocation strategies, as they look to optimise the trade-off between risk and reward. Michael...
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