Solvency II’s requirement for insurers to project capital calculations forward over a number of years is a significant challenge for insurers that are still grappling with modelling their year-one requirements....
Concerns that technical specifications may be released only days before assessment is launched
Solvency II is driving the biggest shake-up of the European insurance industry for decades and its impact is being felt across the globe. Insurers are relying on technology to help them meet their obligations...
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