Regional review: The challenges facing Dutch insurers and pension funds

Dutch insurers remain optimistic on Solvency II while pension schemes face regulatory hurdles


Solvency II looms ever larger over the European insurance industry. While some regions are less advanced in their progress in implementing the regulations, the Netherlands is one of those at the forefront in adopting the regime.

Having learnt lessons from the dark days of the economic crisis, and through a degree of foresight, the local regulator, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) and the country’s insurers appear to be ahead of the game.

“The Netherlands is one of those countries that are closer to a

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