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  • Eiopa under fire over Solvency II review proposals

    18 December 2020

    The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) published its long-awaited final thoughts on the Solvency II review this week. However, facets of the industry and beyond are distinctly unimpressed with the proposals, as Paul Walsh reports

  • Eiopa's Solvency II reforms: balance restored

    17 December 2020

    The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) has published its final thoughts on how Solvency II should be reformed. Christopher Cundy guides you through the proposals

  • ICS capital calculations: onerous, uncertain, but growing in relevance

    14 December 2020

    The global Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) requires yet more modelling work for insurers and some of its rules for calculating capital are vague. It's currently a low priority for insurers and investors, but UK firms in particular should watch closely. Christopher Cundy reports

  • Regulators highlight dividends, Brexit and Solvency II as key topics for 2021

    10 December 2020

    German, Irish and British regulators discussed their top concerns for 2021 at InsuranceERM's Insurance Risk & Capital EMEA conference last week. Cintia Cheong reports

  • The Solvency II 2020 review: three changes insurers hope to see

    07 December 2020

    With the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) on the verge of delivering its final advice on reforms to Solvency II, the industry and other stakeholders have outlined some changes they wish to see. Paul Walsh reports

  • EU supervisors comment on Eiopa's plans for Solvency II reform

    23 November 2020

    French, German and Italian supervisors are supporting some of Eiopa's proposals to amend Solvency II, while the European Commission has admitted it needs to do more to encourage long-term business. Cintia Cheong reports

  • PRT expansion to drive L&G's dividend growth plan

    12 November 2020

    Christopher Cundy reports from Legal & General's (L&G) investor day, where the insurer revealed new targets for its dividend, bulk annuity underwriting and investments

  • Eiopa in 2021: more staff, more responsibilities

    02 November 2020

    Europe's insurance authority is hiring nearly 35 more staff as its responsibilities grow. Executive director Fausto Parente explains what they will be doing, in conversation with Christopher Cundy

  • A hot take on the UK's Solvency II call for evidence

    20 October 2020

    Christopher Cundy analyses what the British government is considering changing about its implementation of Solvency II, and what the implications might be for insurers and other stakeholders

  • The FSB and effective resolution: why it should matter to you

    18 September 2020

    Insurers can come up with many reasons to put resolution planning at the bottom of their list of priorities. Carlos Montalvo explains why they should not