3700

Low interest rates challenge regulators as well as insurers

Current economic policies are creating market distortions that insurers and their regulators should tackle sooner rather than later, says Daniel Hofmann, advisor to the chairman of Zurich Insurance Group

3683

Supervisors highlight poor quality of data in LTGA

Could be a foretaste of issues with Solvency II reporting

3532

Solvency II delay not a problem, says BaFin chief

German supervisor calls for "calm discussion" on implementation

3308

Solvency II: who's ready to comply?

As regulators plan to introduce elements of pillars 2 and 3 from 1 January 2014, InsuranceERM takes a tour of the major European countries to see how prepared they are – and where they may have problems complying

3205

Regulators and industry carp at IAIS over G-SIIs

Proposals need "substantial refinement", says BaFin

3060

BaFin to introduce Solvency II elements

Aspects of ORSA have already been implemented

2655

FINMA reviews Swiss Solvency Test in light of SII

While the Swiss regulator is firmly against some aspects of Solvency II, it is refining the Swiss Solvency Test to align it more closely with the EU directive and admits its model approval process could have been better thought-out, as Sarfraz Thind explains

2281

A modular approach to the ORSA

An insurer's ORSA can be constructed from three modules, the risk profile, the prospective solvency and the ORSA governance and firm's ERM. The exercise may be costly but firms will benefit both internally and externally, argues a Willis Re report, excerpted here

2013

Germany needs its confidence in Solvency II restored

German insurers are well capitalised but the German insurance association plans its own QIS next year because it says Eiopa's QIS5 destroyed confidence in Solvency II. Lorna Davies looks into Germany insurers' concerns over the directive

1030

BaFin's pre-application process is demanding

Many meetings, reams of documents