Demand for covered bonds and shorter duration corporate paper likely to increase, according to exclusive analysis by economists at Dutch central bank
The eurozone sovereign debt crisis has focused the minds of structured products investors on counterparty risk. Concerns about the size of sovereign debt holdings, as well as access to US dollar funding,...
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The deadline for Solvency II implementation has long been a moving target – and European legislators agreed last year to give insurers an extra year to comply, with the regulation now due to come into full effect from 2014. Even then, some participants...
Eiopa stress test shows threat to insurers of low interest rates
Solvency II is expected to lead to changes in insurers’ investment strategies. Janko Gorter and Melle Bijlsma argue that the effects on the financial markets and the real economy may not be as significant as some have suggested
This will be a critical year in the development of Solvency II. Karel van Hulle, the man leading the European Commission’s work on Solvency II, proclaimed at a recent conference: “We are almost there.” Yet there is much to be done and there are...
Model validation is a key element for internal model approval under Solvency II, but it is one of the most demanding. Clive Davidson reports on how insurers are meeting the challenge
Calls for guidance as FSA provides relief to insurers on dual-capital model concerns
The US Solvency Modernisation Initiative places the country in an encouraging position for Solvency II equivalence, but there are hurdles ahead. Thomas Whittaker reports
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