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?
With the fifth quantitative impact study looming, Ceiops has released its final advice for Solvency II’s level two implementation measures to howls of indignation from the industry. The SCR standard formula’s calibration risks driving a wedge between...
Three industry experts spoke at an exclusive Operational Risk & Regulation webinar on operational risk and Solvency II and the challenges facing insurance firms today
Regulators are increasing their focus on liquidity risk in response to the financial crisis, but there are questions about whether capital is an effective mitigant for liquidity risks and the nature of the relationship between liquidity risk and bank...