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


Agenda 2017 part 1: Insurers prepare for another volatile year

Brexit, Solvency II look-through disclosures, SFCR reports, the Treasury Select Committee inquiry into Solvency II and the fallout from the Eiopa stress tests all present a daunting year ahead for insurance risk managers. Callum Tanner reports


Eiopa to take action on life guarantees after stress test reveals vulnerabilities

Combined low rates and double hit scenario wipe €260bn off EU insurers' balance sheets


German regulator reminds insurers on model requirements

BaFin publishes spells out 'must-do's' for model designers


Hannover Re intends to add operational risk to internal model

Model change process is posing challenges


Solvency II implementation reveals national diversities

InsuranceERM's survey of supervisors reveals how the use of internal models, transitionals and discount curve adjustments differs across the EU


Brexit shifts debate on Solvency II reforms

Many see Solvency II rules as a largely British export to Europe, but once the UK leaves the EU, the remaining member states are likely to take the directive in a new direction. Callum Tanner reports


BaFin ignoring threat of prolonged low interest rates, says Giegold

Ultimate forward rate masking the problem in already struggling Germany, argues MEP


NAIC slams EU on covered agreement

EU has all the information it needs to avoid more regulatory retaliation, says NAIC