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

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