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Ivass's Alberto Corinti: "There is more to pillar II than checking boxes"

Italy's industry seems well-capitalised under Solvency II, but meeting the governance requirements is proving more challenging. Top insurance regulator Alberto Corinti tells Hugo Coelho about plans to examine boards' responsibilities and their view of risk

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Late transposition hampers Solvency II applications

More than half of European countries have not yet written Solvency II into their national laws, prompting supervisors to set up voluntary processes to apply for internal models and adjustments. Hugo Coelho reports

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Deal on reinsurance collateral stalls over bureaucratic hurdles

Negotiations between the EU and the US were scheduled for before the summer, but have yet to start. There is a growing concern that the delay thwarts plans to grant the US equivalence status under Solvency II before the regime goes live. Hugo Coelho reports.

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Dutch insurers derailed by Solvency II surprises

Setbacks in internal model approvals have put a strain on Dutch insurers' plans for Solvency II and raised fears that the European industry is less prepared than it thinks, Hugo Coelho reports

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The innovation game

As venture capitalists invest a record amount of money in insurance technology, insurers are joining their ranks in the race to find the next disruptive technology. Asa Gibson reports

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Hannover Re plans operational risk review after internal model approval

Chief risk officer Eberhard Mueller talks to Christopher Cundy about the years of work behind its Solvency II internal model and how he plans to develop the reinsurer's approach to operational risk modelling

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'Extracting value from the internal model' is a flawed approach

Internal models will fail in their attempt to serve two masters – the regulator and the business – so insurers should fundamentally rethink how they can benefit from their years of development work, argues Adrian Ericsson

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ESRB locks horns with Eiopa over Solvency II UFR

The ultimate forward rate has been one of Solvency II's least contentious elements – until now. The European Systemic Risk Board is pushing for a revision that could have a dramatic effect on insurers' solvency. Hugo Coelho reports

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Stress-testing the red tape

Is the regulatory bureaucracy imposed on the London market damaging its ability to react in the aftermath of a major catastrophe? Christopher Cundy reports

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First box ticked in Solvency II data reporting

Fears that insurers would flounder in the first test of their Solvency II reporting systems have eased, but it has not all been plain sailing. Christopher Cundy reports