Solvency II volatility balancer ‘will fail to immunise insurers’


A proposal to introduce a ‘volatility balancer' to protect insurers against market volatility will not effectively immunise companies against short-term changes in asset prices, according to experts.

In its long-awaited report on the long-term guarantees assessment (LTGA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) recommends replacing the countercyclical premium (CCP) with a new adjustment mechanism that enables insurers to take some credit for spreads flying high above

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