Analysis

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Declining UK influence suggests far-reaching Solvency II reforms

National supervisors argue that looming reviews of the standard formula and the long-term guarantees package could be wider than expected now the UK has voted to leave the EU. Hugo Coelho reports

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Cyber risk: cat modelling's biggest challenge yet

Cyber risk is growing, unavoidable and ripe for insurance solutions. But can the industry really get to grips with such a rapidly evolving risk? Christopher Cundy reports

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Comment: A stunt never tried before

Parting is easy, the problem is to agree on what comes next

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The realities of Brexit for UK insurers

Market volatility should erode capital ratios, the possible loss of passporting rights may force restructuring and relocation – and regulation could well be tightened. Hugo Coelho reports

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CRO Q&A: MetLife's Lukas Ziewer

In his home city of Dublin, Lukas Ziewer - MetLife's chief risk officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa - discusses Solvency II, risk culture and governance with Asa Gibson

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Adjusting the leash for disruptors

Regulators must live up to the challenge of fostering innovation while ensuring insurtech firms and incumbents remain on equal footing. Asa Gibson reports

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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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NAIC meeting roundup: PBR in the pocket, cyber in a mess

State insurance commissioners have taken stock of their efforts to steal a march on federal authorities during their spring get together in New Orleans. Hugo Coelho reports

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The regulator who became an innovator

Waleed Sarwar quit a steady job for the thrills and spills of tech entrepreneurship. He talks to Asa Gibson about his experiences so far

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Low yield curves and the move to absolute/normal volatilities

Low and negative yield curves pose a major challenge to insurers using Black's formula for interest rate option pricing. Nick Jessop lays out the considerations for a move to absolute/normal volatilities

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Insurers to test the limits of MA benefits

Optimisation was one of the terms that stood out in year-end reports, as differences in approaches to asset eligibility and hedging solutions in matching adjustment portfolios emerged. Hugo Coelho reports

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Carlos Montalvo: Eiopa was a 9-to-141 job

In his final days in office, Carlos Montalvo talks to Hugo Coelho about his legacy as the executive director of Eiopa and the challenges facing the authority over the next decade

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US on countdown for 'right size' reserves reform

At least 10 insurers are participating in a pilot programme on principles-based reserving, as the regulation edges closer to a 2017 launch

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Eiopa's Bernardino: We will see if a countercyclical requirement makes sense for insurers

In the second part of an interview with Hugo Coelho, the Eiopa chairman responds to the ESRB report and sets expectations about the looming reviews of Solvency II