In the rush to prepare for Solvency II’s capital risk requirements, insurers are gambling their future by neglecting to analyse and improve the quality of the data they hold. Clive Davidson reports
Variable annuities were launched in Europe shortly before the financial crisis began but, in the face of well-documented hedging problems in the US, the market never really took off. Alex Davis investigates...
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In recent months, the buzz around Brussels has been the potential for a further delay to Solvency II. The European Parliament has now added its weight to those arguing for some form of postponement. This followed proposals put forward earlier in the year...
Solvency II could encourage insurers to hold poor quality or low-rated debt, which may be “inconsistent” with prudent asset allocation, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) has warned. The IIF argued that the capital charges applied to certain...
The European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs released a draft report on the Omnibus II directive in July this year. The report proposes a deferral of full implementation of Solvency II until January 1, 2014, but does suggest...
French insurer Axa’s operational risk reforms will bring it in line with the impending Solvency II insurance regulations. Group op risk head Fabien Chabanon argues that there are many advantages to the new order
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