Solvency II ORSA, QIS5, IMAP, Omnibus II, EIOPA

News

French regulator puts equity charges top of Solvency II reforms

Insurers, policyholders and economy would benefit from more equity investment, says Bernard Delas

Raise Solvency II thresholds for SMEs, urge Dutch and Irish insurers

Insurers with annual premium income under €10m should not apply Solvency II, say trade associations

Buckner and Dowd challenge equity-release mortgage valuations

In-depth investigation argues for recalibration of assumptions and market-consistent approach

Eiopa consults on harmonising policyholder protection schemes

Variety of national approaches is inconsistent with cross-border business

Solvency II reporting deadlines to be extended in Eiopa's wide-ranging disclosure reforms

First of two consultations launched in preparation for 2020 review

PIC on path to issue RT1 debt

Boost to capital needed for business expansion

Six EEA insurers report sub-100% solvency ratios

Analysis by Insurance Risk Data shows UK, Czech, Irish, Cypriot and Danish firms fail requirements

Solvency II standard formula reforms come into effect

Lower asset charges and simplifications for smaller insurers

IFRS 17 implementation perceived as more complex than Solvency II

Product pricing is expected to be most impacted by the standard

Insurance Capital Standard poses questions for Solvency II risk margin calculation

Deloitte highlights differences in the ICS’s version of the risk margin and discount rate compared to Solvency II.

Analysis

What's next for the MA and VA?

More than €100bn of capital relief is provided by Solvency II's matching and volatility adjustments, but they are far from uncontroversial. As the European Commission begins to consider reforms, Christopher Cundy reports on the problems and possible solutions

Questioning the value of IFRS 17

Irish insurance chief risk officers have expressed scepticism about the benefits of IFRS 17 and fear the principles-based nature of the insurance accounting standard will hamper consistency. Ronan McCaughey explains

Romania's insurance sector: motoring on

Motor business has dominated Romania's insurance market, but firms are taking steps to diversify their books, as well as cope with a raft of regulations and capitalise on new technology. Paul Walsh reports from Bucharest

Ireland's insurers zero in on operational resilience

Operational resilience is fast becoming the watchword for Ireland's re/insurance market and the country's insurance regulator. Ronan McCaughey explains

Setting the record straight on ICS 2.0

Paul Walsh speaks to Victoria Saporta, IAIS executive committee chair, to discuss the outlook for the global insurance capital standard (ICS)

Comment: on the Solvency II matching adjustment and credit risk capital

Craig Turnbull argues whether the matching adjustment results in EU life insurers holding a prudent amount of capital to support the long-term credit default risk in their fixed income portfolios