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

Analysis

EC's Solvency II reforms to ignore risk margin, interest rate recalibration

Exclusive: The European Commission is set to endorse most of the Solvency II reforms recommended by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa), according to a draft of the proposals seen by InsuranceERM. Christopher Cundy explains

German life book consolidation: cultural shift needed

Following the sale of Generali Leben to Viridium, the largest-ever transfer of a German life book, participants are hopeful it will convince doubtful minds and open the door to more deals. Christopher Cundy reports

InsuranceERM's Technology Guide 2018-19 is now live

Christopher Cundy introduces this year's guide to risk, capital and asset management software

Equity release mortgages: stopping the roof falling in

The Prudential Regulation Authority has shaken up life insurers by proposing new assumptions around the valuation of ERMs. The more prudent approach seeks to avoid a potential disaster if house prices stagnate or crash, but the impact on insurers could be serious. Christopher Cundy reports

Holloway Friendly breaks the mould with readable, educational SFCR

The UK friendly society has taken a radical approach to its Solvency II public reporting, creating a document that can be understood by non-experts but still meeting regulatory requirements. InsuranceERM spoke with chief financial officer Paul Harwood to understand the firm's motives and ask how the redesigned SFCR has been received

EU supervisors insist Solvency II risk margin "is not an issue"

Insurers’ calls for a recalibration of the risk margin are being ignored by Eiopa and national supervisors, as evidenced at Insurance Europe's conference in Brussels last week. Aggelos Andreou reports