Bernardino: "Two-year transitional adequate for hybrid debt"

Speaking exclusively to InsuranceERM, chairman of Eiopa Gabriel Bernardino dismisses criticisms that Solvency II will damage the insurance industry but says fine tuning is needed. Michael Faulkner reports.


QIS5 results in 44% drop in insurers' capital surplus

But internal models and transitional measures would limit fall to 1%, says EIOPA


QIS5 results could be out tomorrow

Hotly awaited results will fuel arguments for changes to Solvency II


EIOPA announces stakeholder groups

Members of insurance and reinsurance and occupational pensions stakeholder groups unveiled


EIOPA will learn from QIS5, promises Bernardino

New chairman says Solvency II will not lead to industry-wide increase in capital


EIOPA elects first executive director

Selection completes European supervisory body's top management


QIS5 raises new challenges for insurers

For many insurers, the technical specifications and the calculation of different solvency measures in QIS5 posed significant challenges and raised a number of poignant questions, which need to be resolved with some urgency given Solvency II's rapidly approaching 2013 implementation date. Jeff Courchene, Peter Franken,Vincent Robert, Fabrice Taillieu and Joël van der Vorst explain the challenges for non-life and health insurers in more detail


Strong European lobbying effort by insurers needed, says FSA boss

Sants describes FSA as the 'supervisory arm' of EIOPA.


Bernardino confirmed as EIOPA chairman

Emphasises need for independence and transparency in making EIOPA a success.


EIOPA SII timeline stretches to December 2013

Binding technical standards required by December 2011