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


EIOPA announces insurance stress test in second quarter

Will cover 50% of companies in each country


Bernardino to be EIOPA's first chairperson

Gabriel Bernardino, chairman of CEIOPS from October 2009 to December 2010, has been elected the first chairperson of EIOPA by the authority's board of supervisors.


EIOPA elects first management board

Van Hulle counting on EIOPA for the right conclusions from QIS5


Solvency II level 3 pre-consultations to be in private

No public debate at this stage on internal model issues


EIOPA board of supervisors meets 10 January

Will formalize new body's establishment