Solvency II

WHAT IS THIS? Europe’s Solvency II directive came into effect in 2016, putting risk at the heart of a harmonised prudential framework for insurance firms. Similar in outline to the banking industry’s Basel standards, Pillar 1 sets out quantitative requirements; Pillar 2 tackles risk management and governance; Pillar 3 addresses transparency, reporting and public disclosure.

The time is now

Now is the time for all good insurers to start preparing for Solvency II. Victoria Pennington explains what the new capital requirements for insurers will involve, and assesses the market's readiness for their implementation in 2012

Raising the standard

The German insurance industry is actively pushing forward the discussion on the standard model within the scope of Solvency II

Clash of the regulators

As the pace of the Solvency II process to reform European insurance supervision quickens, British and French regulators have clashed over the use of market-consistent solvency requirements, to the alarm of proponents of risk-based supervision.

Europe's insurers get used to a stricter regime

Regulators are increasingly bearing down on insurers as the market looks to establish better risk management practices. With the Solvency II proposals being drafted, what are insurance companies doing to make sure they can comply with the stricter…

Getting the solvency balance right

The next few years will witness a radical overhaul of EU solvency insurance regulations underthe banner of the Solvency II project. The proposals will align regulatory capital requirementswith true economic risks, with clear advantages to those players…

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