Despite most western countries not implementing the final stage of Basel III until 2019 the Philippines’ banking industry is gearing up to meet the full capital standards by the start of 2014. Banks...
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
More Features/Regulation articles
New technical specifications on Solvency II’s capital requirements make some significant changes to the way insurers calculate their own funds, but they also leave some unanswered questions. Louie Woodall reports
Hedge funds need to address transparency and risk reporting standards to avoid punitive capital treatment under Solvency II. European insurance companies are keen to increase current 1% allocation.
With regulators struggling to get comfortable with insurers’ internal models, and with the memory of the subprime crisis still lingering, the question of how to ensure that the models are robust is worrying supervisors. Blake Evans-Pritchard reports...
High capital levels and a prohibition on more exotic forms of funding should leave Islamic banks well placed under Basel III. But a lack of high quality sharia-compliant instruments leaves the sector facing issues over liquidity requirements
Some Ucits-compliant structured products look set to be deemed complex under new Mifid proposals. Jürgen Vandenbroucke proposes a more sophisticated way of classifying complexity in structured products
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future