Insurers explore new risk metrics in bid to refine economic capital models

European insurers are refining their internal economic capital models as regulators’ efforts to define statutory solvency requirements grind to a standstill. Louie Woodall reports


The vacillation of European Union policy-makers has meant that Solvency II will no longer go live before 2016. But instead of simply marking the new date in their calendars and putting risk management concerns to one side as they wait for the politicians to thrash out a compromise package, insurers are using the time to enhance their understanding of economic capital and improve the models they use to calculate it.

Insurers have more room to manoeuvre when it comes to determining economic

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The economic view

Insurers are using the delays to Solvency II to improve their economic capital models

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