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
EIOPA supersedes CEIOPS in January 2011 and is set to become much more than the advisory body that it replaces. Richard Burger and Imogen Hurst look at EIOPA's controversial new powers and their impact.
Up from 33% in QIS4
It looks increasingly unlikely that Solvency II will arrive with a big bang on 1 January 2013 because some key aspects of the directive will be phased in. But the transitional arrangements have yet to be spelled out. Helen Yates explains
CEIOPS formally announces EIOPA recruitment process
But these shouldn't delay implementation, says CEIOPS' chairman
Proposed UK financial services regulatory system too banking-focused
Finance ministers pave way for new pan-European bodies
Only forty-seven months to Solvency II! For insurers taking the internal model route crucial decisions are needed now. Jessica Baylis reports.