• Germany plots the transit from transitionals

    29 September 2021

    Some life insurers rely on Solvency II's transitional measures to ensure their continued existence. But paradoxically, that does not mean they will fail without them, as David Walker explains

  • BaFin has 15 life firms under close supervision as low interest rates bite

    13 September 2021

    Average solvency ratio for German life firms is improving, according to GDV

  • German hybrid life products raise risk modelling concerns

    13 April 2021

    Use of GDV model scrutinised by regulator

  • German insurers propose split approach for sustainability reporting

    05 March 2021

    GDV suggests narrative ESG reporting, and a central database

  • German life insurers relish €4.5bn-plus saving on ZZR contributions

    14 May 2019

    The revised methodology for calculating Germany's special interest rate reserves is saving billions for the country's life insurers. David Walker reports

  • German insurers want "fundamental reform" of Solvency II reporting

    15 February 2019

    GDV advocates lower reporting requirements for well capitalised companies with lower risk profiles

  • European insurers prepare for UFR change pain

    06 April 2017

    Cutting the ultimate forward rate to about 3.65% over the next five years will drag down European insurers' solvency ratios as the pain of low rates feeds into long-term discounting. The big question now is whether MEPs, the Commission and German industry will work together to block Eiopa's methodology. Callum Tanner reports