German insurance association to conduct own Solvency II ‘QIS 6’ in 2012

Test will help implementation and aid association's lobbying effort; other trade associations may follow suit

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The German insurance industry trade body, the German Insurance Association (GDV), is to conduct a Solvency II quantitative impact study (QIS) next year.

The study, which is expected to run between April and May 2012, will test the revised Level 2 requirement of Solvency II and help insurers implement the new regime, a spokeswoman for the GDV said. It will also assist the GDV's lobbying activities.

It is not yet clear how many insurers will participate in the test, but all German insurers will be

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