The IAIS’s systemic risk proposals are contentious, but a global capital standard will be even more so

A simple global capital standard has benefits, but developing it will be challenging

michael-faulkner

The long-awaited list of global systemically important insurance (G-Sii) companies and the additional policy measures that will apply to these groups have been published.  While there were no surprises in the list of nine insurers designated by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) as G-Siis, the issue as a whole remains steeped in controversy.

The global insurers affected are concerned that additional supervision and proposed capital loadings will be extremely burdensome and will put them at a

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