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Legacy firm Compre makes two senior appointments

Expects run-off deals to increase once firms become familiar with Solvency II

Commission lays down technicalities of Solvency II reporting

Ensures uniform conditions for the calculation of technical provisions and own funds

Genworth Financial suspends life and annuity sales after losses

US insurer admits to isolate loss-making long-term care business

Sompo Canopius appoints new CRO in management shake up

Former CRO Stephen Manning becomes chief operating officer

European actuaries adopt standard for Solvency II reporting

AAE encourages convergence in actuarial function reports

PRA to gauge industry's costs of Solvency II preparations

MPs asked regulators' chief to conduct cost-analysis

PRA to hold briefing on Solvency II XBRL reporting

EU recognises format as ICT standard while Eiopa releases T4U updates

BoE mulls countercyclical regulatory tool for insurers

Lack of instruments in Solvency II to address system-wide crisis brought up in response to European Commission

Analysis

Germany hits the brakes on its €32bn ZZR

The ballooning level of additional interest rate reserves has prompted reforms to the rules, but few insurers took advantage in 2015. Hugo Coelho reports

ERM: the common theme to the new world of insurance regulation

Rick Marx, Tom Ward and Mark Watson suggest how the pursuit of enterprise risk management can help US insurers find value in the mountain of regulations

Insurers bid to shrink the list of systemically important firms

Martin Boer, director of regulatory affairs at Institute of International Finance, talks to Hugo Coelho about proposed changes in the methodology to designate insurers as global systemically important

Climate change and geo-economics: the global risks demanding ERM focus

The latest World Economic Forum risks report provides useful indicators for CROs about the changing risk landscape. Asa Gibson reports

Nordea's Annette Olesen: "It feels good to move beyond the go-live date"

The group chief risk officer for Nordea Life & Pensions talks to Christopher Cundy about her company's entry into the Solvency II world

Catastrophe models and Solvency II - lessons learnt and challenges for the future

Marta Abramska recounts how the EU regulation changed the cat modelling community and warns insurers to watch out for an explosion in bureaucracy

Reinsurance buying evolves as Solvency II kicks off

The arrival of Solvency II has not dominated the 1 January reinsurance renewals, but it is having a fundamental effect on buying strategies, according to brokers. Christopher Cundy reports

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