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  • Tying federal regulators in knots

    28 May 2015

    Insurers are increasing their lobbying efforts as legislation advances through Congress that is designed to limit the discretion of federal regulators in designating systemic firms and devising capital standards. Hugo Coelho reports

  • NAIC's Urias: "ICS should not be tied to one valuation methodology, not at this stage"

    14 May 2015

    The attempt to create global convergence on insurance supervision is proving to be a bumpy ride. Christina Urias, the NAIC's director for international regulatory affairs, explains to Hugo Coelho how the states view the reinsurance collateral agreement with the EU and the global capital standard.

  • Demystifying emerging risk

    23 April 2015

    The elusiveness and unpredictability of emerging risks can often discourage efforts to manage them. Adam Seager suggests a pathway through the wilderness

  • Tough battle ahead for global capital standards

    19 February 2015

    The response of US state insurance regulators to the IAIS consultation on the insurance capital standard sheds light over hurdles on the way of a global compromise. Hugo Coelho reports

  • Solvency II equivalence under threat

    06 February 2015

    Europe's politicians are demanding a greater say in which countries can be deemed equivalent to Solvency II, amid fears that the European Commission is not moving fast enough with decisions that are crucial to insurers worldwide. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • National regulators at odds over Solvency II volatility adjustment

    22 January 2015

    InsuranceERM's survey highlights inconsistency in how regulators plan to implement key tool of the long-term guarantee package.

  • Danish regulators flesh out prudent person principle

    20 January 2015

    The Danish insurance supervisor, regarded as one of the leaders of the Solvency II pack, has voiced its concern over the industry's growing exposure to alternative asset classes. Hugo Coelho explores.

  • Swedish insurers stressed out by Eiopa's tests

    16 January 2015

    Swedish insurers fared badly in the stress tests conducted by Eiopa, proving to be the most vulnerable to a Japanese scenario. Hugo Coelho asks Finansinspektionen's Per Griberg to explain

  • Excluding terrorism risk?

    25 September 2014

    As the US Congress debates the latest renewal of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, fears about expiration are stronger than before, with divisions over state v private sector responsibilities for insurance risk threatening the previous consensus. Hugo Coelho examines

  • Eiopa to receive more powers - insurers to pay?

    28 August 2014

    The European Commission's recent proposals to increase the power and change the funding sources of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority have raised more than a few eyebrows. Marcus Alcock reports