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  • UK's Solvency II study spooks the market

    29 October 2021

    Annuity writers have been shocked by the results of the UK's quantitative impact study on potential reforms to Solvency II and are preparing for a clash with the regulator, as Christopher Cundy reports

  • Commission's Solvency II proposals "are not gifts" for insurers

    04 October 2021

    Insurance Europe's Olav Jones tells Christopher Cundy about European insurers' hopes and fears on plans to reform the directive

  • 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

  • Allianz's Aylin Somersan Coqui: with crises come opportunities

    28 July 2021

    The chief risk officer of one of the world's largest insurers talks to Cintia Cheong about her changing role, the risks Allianz faces and how Covid-19 has changed the way risk is managed

  • UK's ideas for Solvency II neglect risk margin design

    02 July 2021

    "Do what you want, but it needs to be smaller and less volatile" seems to be the country's reaction to reforming the controversial risk margin. Christopher Cundy reports

  • Country profile: Spain

    24 May 2021

    Paul Walsh talks to Spain's insurers about their priorities for reforming Solvency II's matching and volatility adjustment, the impact of low interest rates and Covid-19, and how technology is changing the market

  • UK use of matching adjustment keeps growing

    23 May 2021

    Christopher Cundy delves into the 2020 solvency reports to find insurers have enjoyed an increase in their capital benefit by more than 10% on the previous year

  • Country profile: Portugal

    30 March 2021

    Cintia Cheong reveals how Covid-19 has affected the Portuguese insurance sector and the prospects for M&A, as well as examining the potential impacts of Solvency II reform and progress with IFRS 17 implementation

  • IFRS 17 implementation: you have to question yourself over and over again

    24 March 2021

    Daphné De Leval, vice chair of the Insurance Committee of the Actuarial Association of Europe, tells Cintia Cheong about the challenges of IFRS 17 implementation and how the experience of Solvency II helps

  • European Commission signals directions for Solvency II review

    18 March 2021

    The EU's priorities for economic recovery and green transition will influence the Commission's proposals for Solvency II reform, while some elements of Eiopa's suggestions look set for adoption too. Christopher Cundy reports