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Transparency critical to G-Sii methodology, says EU official

Adds that designating firms on an individual basis as systemic is “paradoxical”

Emerging risk leader departs Lloyd’s for modelling firm

Sciemus poaches cyber risk quant Nick Beecroft from London market

Phoenix to buy Axa's SunLife and Embassy businesses for £375m

Funds deal with new shares and debt facility

XL chief: Solvency II will block innovation

Mike McGavick blasts EU regulators for emphasis on capital

Gable up for sale as Solvency II capital bites

SII "incompatible with small niche European insurance business models"

MassMutual CRO Ward promoted to CFO

Succeeds Michael Rollings

Sarah Goddard to lead European mutuals association

Steps into role left vacant by Gregor Pozniak

Solvency II is conservative enough already - Balbinot

Insurance Europe president argues against reforms that increase capital needs


Supervisors face the flood of Solvency II data

As insurers submit their first Solvency II reports this month, Christopher Cundy asks what supervisors will do with the billions of data points now at their fingertips

Solvency II troubleshoot: longevity swaps and risk margin relief

Delta Lloyd’s regulatory battle has brought to light concerns about the booming longevity risk transfer market, in particular index-based derivatives and risk margin relief. Asa Gibson reports

Don't let SIMR put you in the hot seat

Ian Gardner and Omar Ripon reveal the questions you should ask to avoid falling foul of the Senior Insurance Managers Regime

"ICS is not self-executing, it is something on the shelf"

NAIC president John Huff tells Hugo Coelho how group capital rules may have little impact on US insurers and warns of the consequences of a covered agreement between the US and the EU

Optimising hypothecation in matching adjustment portfolios

Creating the best possible matching adjustment portfolio involves many aspects. James Sharpe explains the difference that optimal hypothecation can make

Unfreezing the UFR

The revised methodology for calculating the ultimate forward rate may not be a catastrophe for all insurers with long-term liabilities, but it will put an unwelcome spotlight on solvency and accelerate the redesign of products. Hugo Coelho reports

Eiopa builds its toolkit for Solvency II convergence

Convergence in the implementation of Solvency II is a top priority for Eiopa. Hugo Coelho talks to Andrew Candland, head of the unit tasked with bringing supervisors into line

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