Risk-free ECB rate not suitable for all

Countries that sit outside  the eurozone should be allowed to set their own risk-free rate for discounting purposes under Solvency II, according to the Swedish Financial Services Authority.

Bertil Sjöö, acting director of insurance at Stockholm-based Finansinspektionen, the Swedish financial regulator, said current proposals by the Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors (Ceiops) to discount at a risk-free rate determined by the European Central Bank, based on the

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