Solvency II calibrations need to account for different national contexts
Let commercial market price risk, while governments should focus on risk-reduction, think-tank says
Structuring and regulation of assets frustrating investment, say market participants
The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementation. Others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the industry to address key concerns such as security before they to embrace computing.
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UK regulator urged to reconsider proposed early-warning indicators to reflect better changes in economic conditions and not penalise insurers’ de-risking strategies
Swedish regulator will not make guidelines legally binding on firms
Guidelines 'necessary for convergence' but fears of two-speed implementation
Indicators needed to identify situations where a firm's model no longer meets Solvency II calibrations, saya Eiopa
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.