Insurers to arbitrage Solvency II-compliant rivals in Asia

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Insurance companies active in the Asia-Pacific region are closely studying their European rivals to exploit any regulatory arbitrage opportunities presented as European Union insurers move to adopt Solvency II risk capital rules. But short-term gains in areas such as traditional guaranteed products may be a recipe for longer-term disaster.

Asian insurers and the arms of non-European insurers active in the region are conducting ‘gap analyses’ to work out if they may enjoy any strategic

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