European insurance and occupational pensions authority (eiopa)
Experts divided on whether external figures alone will count as 'reactive' or whether expert judgements will be incorporated too
The Swedish supervisor has alerted insurers to concerns about the fair distribution of surpluses for with-profits policies. Practitioners are worried about the possible effects should the supervisor follow...
Nordic insurers and regulators emphasise the value of a harmonised approach to supervision across Europe
The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementation. Others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the industry to address key concerns such as security before they to embrace computing.
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As Eiopa unveils stress tests for European insurers, chairman Gabriel Bernardino speaks to Insurance Risk about comparisons with bank stress tests, implementing Solvency II and adjusting to impending global capital standards. Hugo Coelho reports
Experts say insurance company balance sheets will be hard hit in stress tests launched by European regulators in April. The inclusion of a sovereign debt crisis in the stress scenarios will have a particular impact
Eiopa urged to change technical specifications for ring-fenced funds and the calculation of the volatility adjustment
A draft of the Solvency II delegated acts circulated informally within the industry suggests the last liquid point for non-euro currencies could shift, making it harder for insurers to hedge long-term liabilities
Insurers and asset managers warn of difficulties generating coherent data codes for alternative assets
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