• Woods' promotion puts PRA back on the hunt for insurance chief

    08 April 2016

    Sam Woods will succeed Andrew Bailey as the supervisor's chief executive

  • PRA caps benefit from matching adjustment

    18 January 2016

    "Reverse engineering" to bring parameters back in line with liquidity premium

  • PRA's Woods defends use of internal model yardsticks

    15 January 2016

    'Quantitative framework' needed to inform assessment of the strength of calibrations

  • Life insurers stuck with the riddle of the risk margin

    01 December 2015

    Of all the innovations of Solvency II, the risk margin threatens to be the most painful for UK life insurers. The transitional benefit will provide relief against it on 1 January, but in the long run it may do more harm than good. Hugo Coelho reports

  • How a 100% SCR stopped being sufficient capital

    12 November 2015

    Insurers are holding capital buffers larger than the minimum required under Solvency II, but is it the fault of the rules, the regulators or the market? Hugo Coelho reports

  • Woods gives reasons to revise risk margin's formula

    03 November 2015

    Flat 6% cost of capital makes buffer overly sensitive to movements in risk-free rates

  • PRA to announce MA decisions in early November

    24 September 2015

    Regulator sets out process to apply capital add-ons

  • Interest rate and mortality swings justify recalculation of Solvency II transitional benefit

    17 September 2015

    PRA sets expectations about scope and variation of transitional measures

  • ABI welcomes flexibility on Solvency II transitionals

    13 July 2015

    But raises concerns about the timeline for internal model approvals

  • PRA takes soft line on Solvency II transitional

    09 July 2015

    Capital benefit should ease pressure from 'inflated' risk margin