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Arbitrage opportunities on government bonds could bring yield boost
Proposed interim measures hope to bring some regulatory consistency across Europe in the period prior to Solvency II’s eventual implementation, but supervisors are still seeking their own solutions,...
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Instability of capital framework should be reflected in plans for soft-launch
The recent financial crises have changed the way insurers and asset managers view credit risk, revealing a fundamental misunderstanding of the risk in many companies’ portfolios. Risk managers have had to raise their game in terms of how credit risk...
The move to discounting liabilities using swap rates under Solvency II will present challenges for UK with-profits funds that have been used to matching cashflows using gilts. Against the backdrop of a volatile swap spread, insurers will need to adapt...
Standard formula is too harsh and fails to reflect real risk of long-term finance, say insurers
Legal & General has launched a digital structure with no commission aimed at fee-based advisers. Investors will receive annualised returns in excess of 9% if trigger conditions are met, but a 50% barrier means capital is potentially at risk
Insurers keen to invest in real economy, finds BaFin study, but regulatory uncertainty holding them back
Solvency II is expected to give rise to significant volatility in insurers’ capital own funds due to the regime’s market-consistent view of the economic balance sheet. Managing this volatility and ensuring that fluctuating capital levels remain above...
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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