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Adjusting the leash for disruptors

Regulators must live up to the challenge of fostering innovation while ensuring insurtech firms and incumbents remain on equal footing. Asa Gibson reports

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Optimising hypothecation in matching adjustment portfolios

Creating the best possible matching adjustment portfolio involves many aspects. James Sharpe explains the difference that optimal hypothecation can make

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Unfreezing the UFR

The revised methodology for calculating the ultimate forward rate may not be a catastrophe for all insurers with long-term liabilities, but it will put an unwelcome spotlight on solvency and accelerate the redesign of products. Hugo Coelho reports

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Eiopa builds its toolkit for Solvency II convergence

Convergence in the implementation of Solvency II is a top priority for Eiopa. Hugo Coelho talks to Andrew Candland, head of the unit tasked with bringing supervisors into line

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NAIC meeting roundup: PBR in the pocket, cyber in a mess

State insurance commissioners have taken stock of their efforts to steal a march on federal authorities during their spring get together in New Orleans. Hugo Coelho reports

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Low yield curves and the move to absolute/normal volatilities

Low and negative yield curves pose a major challenge to insurers using Black's formula for interest rate option pricing. Nick Jessop lays out the considerations for a move to absolute/normal volatilities

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US on countdown for 'right size' reserves reform

At least 10 insurers are participating in a pilot programme on principles-based reserving, as the regulation edges closer to a 2017 launch

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Eiopa's Bernardino: We will see if a countercyclical requirement makes sense for insurers

In the second part of an interview with Hugo Coelho, the Eiopa chairman responds to the ESRB report and sets expectations about the looming reviews of Solvency II

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Eiopa's Bernardino: "Supervisors shouldn't kick the can down the road on low rates"

The chairman of Europe's insurance authority lifts the veil on this year's stress test and discusses with Hugo Coelho the limitations to consistent implementation of Solvency II

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Are Belgian life insurance lapses lethal?

EU regulators have warned that surrenders are creating liquidity risk for the Belgian life insurance sector, but is there more to the scary headline figures? Hugo Coelho reports