Klaus Wiedner, head of the insurance and pensions unit at the European Commission, has the task of brokering a deal on Omnibus II. As negotiations go down to the wire, he rebuts criticism that too many concessions are being made to the insurance industry...
Extrapolation method changed following concerns Smith-Wilson method impractical
Further trilogue scheduled as inconclusive negotiations continues uncertainty over Omnibus II package
A panel of experts discuss how improved data governance can provide business benefits for insurers
Most European insurers do not hold Solvency II compliant documentation, finds survey
Insurers hail downscaling of regulator’s initial plans, but concerns about consistent application remain
Benefit could more than triple amid hopes of a deal on Omnibus II long-term guarantees package
Insurers' efforts to develop internal models should be recognised by supervisors
Former Solvency II head at European Commission says agreement in the interests of all stakeholders
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German MEP “appalled” by “irresponsible” council as Omnibus II trilogue negotiations resume
Optimism as trilogue discussions recommence, but a long way to go before an agreement is reached
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As insurers begin to conduct dry runs of their reporting schedules in preparation for the various conflicting regulations coming into force, it is becoming clear just how difficult compliance is going to be. Clive Davidson reports
Firms look to make model outputs publicly available to test investor response to future Solvency II requirements
Over the summer, Omnibus II discussions picked up speed at the EU Council. Draft papers reveal a more generous volatility balancer and extended transitional measures are in the pipeline. Industry representatives believe an agreement is within reach before...
New volatility adjustment proposed as optimism of trilogue agreement grows
US insurer's op risk head Kay Rahardjo discusses solvency regulations and the lessons learned from 2012's superstorm
Consultation undermines level playing field between banks and insurers on capital issuance
Sampension CFO says simplifications welcome but standardisation has drawbacks
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority’s report on the long-term guarantees assessment has reignited the debate on the methodology for determining the risk-fee term structure. The authority’s proposals for a long extrapolation...
Eiopa urged to rein in draft measures in responses to consultation
Aviva and Uniqa hybrids feature capital disqualification triggers