A number of drivers could push financial groups to dispose of life insurance assets in the near future. But a boom in M&A will also need buyers, which could prove difficult to find. By John Ferry
Old Mutual questions the lack of capital credit for dynamic hedging in QIS 5
Oric head leaves London for a role at the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority
Exposure draft brings convergence with Solvency II but stops short of full market consistency
Lack of Federal oversight should not be obstacle to equivalence, says key state regulator
European insurers are gearing up to take part in Solvency II’s latest and final quantitative impact study. John Ferry assesses what the latest proposals suggest about the impact of the new regime
The credit crisis has impacted the whole reinsurance sector, but, according to Raj Singh, chief risk officer at Swiss Re, at least it has taught the industry useful lessons for the future. Sarfraz Thind reports
Insurers face greater complexity under EC's final QIS 5 specifications
Third-couuntry equivalence assessments should focus on whether regimes are risk-based
Operational risk is potentially the biggest risk faced by insurers – and also one of the most difficult to model. However, as a number of loss data aggregation initiatives globally either emerge or mature, insurers are better placed to quantify their...
Solvency II is not just an issue for European insurers. Faced with the increasingly global nature of the financial sector, South Africa’s financial regulator is bringing in its own version of the regulation. But the schedule to implementation is tight....
The European Commission is firm in its belief that the US insurance regulatory system needs a single figurehead in order to grant it equivalent status under Solvency II – a view not shared by American supervisors. Aaron Woolner reports
Compliance providers have found new customers as a result of the recently changed regulatory environment, while adopting integrated approaches to make the best of tightened budgets everywhere. David Benyon reports
Insurance firms are using GRC to cope with tight budgets and heavy compliance burdens
The final shape of Solvency II has not yet been decided, but it is clear that whatever the result insurers will need to upgrade their technology and data-gathering approach. Clive Davidson examines how Europe’s leading insurers are meeting this challenge
Dubbed 'Basel for insurers', operational risk management under the Solvency II regime is still mystifying most in the insurance world. This case study highlights the basic issues to consider.