Axa's Christian Thimann: EU's sustainability drive directly linked to Solvency II reform

The chair of the European Commission's expert group on sustainable finance talks to Paul Walsh about the group's recommendations – and how they are intrinsically linked with Solvency II.


EU experts propose sustainability measures for insurers

Changes to disclosure, climate risk management and Solvency II have been proposed


European Commission proposes delay to Insurance Distribution Directive

Market participants have welcomed the EC's announcement


Eiopa's Fausto Parente: convergence is the remedy for regulatory arbitrage

The executive director of the EU's insurance authority discusses its new powers, Brexit, supervisory convergence, insurtech and sustainability in this interview with Christopher Cundy


Amend Solvency II to encourage sustainability, suggests European Commission group

Obligatory disclosure of environmental, social and governance investment considerations mooted


EBA chief rejects idea of Eiopa merger

No material benefit of merging authorities, but greater collaboration would help in non-core activities, says EBA chairman Andrea Enria


Commission threatens five member states on Solvency II transposition

Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Portugal and Cyprus could face European Court of Justice


Solvency II equivalence on the Isle of Man - a bear necessity?

Allan Christian explains how updates to the Isle of Man's insurance regulatory regime have become intertwined with efforts to gain Solvency II equivalency


European insurers prepare for UFR change pain

Cutting the ultimate forward rate to about 3.65% over the next five years will drag down European insurers' solvency ratios as the pain of low rates feeds into long-term discounting. The big question now is whether MEPs, the Commission and German industry will work together to block Eiopa's methodology. Callum Tanner reports


Eiopa methodology cuts UFR to 3.65%

Annual changes reduced from 20 to 15bps