The UK market for defined benefit pension scheme buy-ins is expected to surge as annuity writers seek to diversify their mix of business in the wake of pension reforms. Lucrative opportunities can be found...
Sovereign bonds are free of capital charges under the Solvency II standard formula. Yet supervisors are encouraging firms to take sovereign credit risk into account in their internal models and Orsas....
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The insurance industry says measures intended to stabilise firms’ Solvency II own funds in stressed markets will have unintended consequences, making their capital ratios worse
New technical standards shrink timeframe for submitting application by six months
Legacy variable annuity portfolios have come back to par making it less expensive to hedge this risk than previously
Sources familiar with a draft of the Solvency II delegated acts from the European Commission say its tough line on the matching adjustment would be costly for insurers
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