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Italian crisis greater threat to insurers than Greece
Sector is struggling in economic environment, says AM Best
But material capital erosion unlikely, says AM Best
After lukewarm investor interest, says AM Best
Perhaps with an eye on the captive insurers in European locations concerned at forthcoming Solvency II regulations, as well as on the exploding demand for financial services in the Gulf, Qatar has launched an ambitious bid to become a base for captives. Lorna Davies assesses its chances of success.
Strong risk-based capital and robust risk management required for new regime, says AM Best
The five year period to complete implementation of the Swiss Solvency Test is almost at an end but the country's regulator has been unable to approve definitively any insurer's internal model. What are the lessons for other European regulators? Helen Yates explains
The financial crisis hasn't dented re/insurers' capital too badly. Sources of capital remain to be tapped. But pray for a light hurricane season, says Helen Yates.
The global financial crisis has raised serious questions about the reliability of credit ratings. Helen Yates asks what this means for European insurers and for ratings under Solvency II.