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.
Demand for operational risk management experience is pushing up salaries.
While consensus appears to have been reached over the liquidity premium and hybrid debt issues, whether the current state of the Solvency II directive can truly be called market consistent was debated as leading figures in the directive’s passage met...
Asian insurance companies have sat up and paid attention to their solvency ratios during the past two years like never before. This has led to unprecedented levels of derivatives take-up. But will this conversion to derivatives last?