UK insurers' Brexit choices become a test of EU regulatory convergence

Eiopa's opinion on Brexit may have scotched the plans of London firms hoping to reinsure 100% of EU risks back to the City. But are some regulators offering a lighter-touch version of the rules than others? Callum Tanner reports


No quick internal model re-approvals for EU subs, says BaFin insurance chief

Frank Grund says six months is "nothing" when it comes to scrutinising an internal model


German reinsurers' transparency drive eclipses their own regulator

BaFin starts internal discussion as underwriters reveal industry data before them


BaFin reveals extent of reliance on transitional measures by German life industry

Regulator publishes its analysis as part of first assessment of pillar III documents


Bank of Greece calls time on two insurance entities

Regulator dials up pressure on sector to fulfil its social function


Markel plans insurance company in Munich as contingency for Brexit

Lloyd's insurer hopes to have established new firm by mid-2018


Don't use SFCRs to rank German insurers, says BaFin

Regulatory disclosures due this month only make sense in isolation, it argues


Eiopa gave BaFin five concessions on UFR change

Important that firms do not have to prove post-transitional solvency with lower UFR, says Frank Grund


BaFin clarifies requirements for standard formula firms' sovereign risk

More than 10% deviation between ORSA and standard formula will require extra capital


Solvency II "will never be a cakewalk", says BaFin chief

German supervisor focusing on weaker underwriters