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Eiopa issues Solvency II reporting update

Version 2 of DPM and XBRL taxonomy released

Towers Watson releases data validation tool

DataValidator assesses quality and provides audit trail

CNP rushes shift towards unit-linked products

Increase in interest rates drives Solvency II ratio up 10 points

Solvency II transitionals keep half of German life insurers afloat

Major efforts needed to plug €12bn shortfall, BaFin says

AmTrust signs up to ReMetrica for life, health and pensions

Modelling platform enables the Lloyd's syndicate to model its life and non-life liabilities together

Generali's Solvency II ratio up 14 points

Italian insurer awaiting partial Solvency II internal model approval

US regulators find Sifis' resolution plans lacking on detail

AIG and Prudential Financial must do further analysis on the obstacles to resolvability

Insurers need public-private cyber reinsurance scheme

Systemic nature of cyber risk means industry must have protection before the cyber market can grow, says report

Analysis

Stress-testing the red tape

Is the regulatory bureaucracy imposed on the London market damaging its ability to react in the aftermath of a major catastrophe? Christopher Cundy reports

First box ticked in Solvency II data reporting

Fears that insurers would flounder in the first test of their Solvency II reporting systems have eased, but it has not all been plain sailing. Christopher Cundy reports

Systemic risk buffer may miss the target

The IAIS has unveiled a formula to calculate the high-loss absorbency for global systemically important insurers. The industry claims the requirement is set too high and fears it will be poorly targeted. Hugo Coelho reports

Change management rises up the risk rankings

As external pressures mount, change management is becoming central to an organisation's success. Asa Gibson reports on the findings of the latest Banana Skins survey

Add-ons' exposé could prompt shake-up of insurance products

Mounting regulatory scrutiny on ancillaries might pave the way for a reform of general insurers’ product range, particularly if the changes cause profits to fall. Hugo Coelho reports

Mutuals find a new path to share capital

The UK’s mutual insurers are eagerly awaiting the outcome of negotiations on legislation that could help lead a revival of the sector. Asa Gibson reports

The supervisor with the toughest job in Europe

Germany’s life insurers could face the biggest test from low interest rates and the introduction of Solvency II. Hugo Coelho talks to the president of the country’s financial supervisor, Felix Hufeld, about the resilience of the industry and the cards it can play

  • Market Insight

    A stamp of approval

    Towers Watson’s eighth global ERM survey has revealed startling progress in attitudes towards risk management and in the frameworks that insurers have implemented. But as Mike Wilkinson explains, there is still work to do

  • External papers

    Free expert paper - Getting the most out of hard-drives

    getting the best performances out of hard drives, both when reading and writing files, is crucial so that actuaries get their results within an acceptable timeframe.

  • External papers

    Free expert paper - Aggregation Criteria in risks' modeling service

    This paper presents a concrete solution to optimize input creation process for risk modeling while improving quality and thoroughness of model results by dealing with clustering on dataset liability.

  • Market Insight

    Solvency II - Are you ready for challenges?

    The first round of mandatory reporting under Solvency II will soon begin. For some insurers that might be the last wake-up call to advance...

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