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Industry says European Commission proposal will have negative side effects
But European Commission proposals can stop insurers becoming forced sellers of low-risk securitisations
European insurers are refining their internal economic capital models as regulators’ efforts to define statutory solvency requirements grind to a standstill. Louie Woodall reports
Contingent capital bonds are becoming increasingly attractive, writes Louie Woodall. But regulatory reforms mean firms must ensure they have a firm grip on the inner workings of these products
Firms look to make model outputs publicly available to test investor response to future Solvency II requirements
International efforts to develop a global capital standard are gathering pace, but the plans are controversial, raising fears that the competitiveness of international insurance groups could be dama...
Underlines growing strategic importance of infrastructure bonds and MBS, finds survey
Lawyers split on whether subordinated debt will be made convertible by law
Aviva and Uniqa hybrids feature capital disqualification triggers
Firms warn regulator against setting an unduly ambitious timeframe for implementing new standard methodology
But securitisations still a challenge, say experts
Lack of clarity on Solvency II dampening investor interest, while Swiss insurers reap benefits of stable regime
But questions remain over cost and complexity of regulator's proposals
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