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Solvency II: what reforms can we expect?

Christopher Cundy examines what will change with the two scheduled reviews of Solvency II and the other issues set to influence the EU's landmark insurance legislation

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Commission dashes Eiopa's plan for automatic UFR adjustment

Final decision on Solvency II reform could come after stress tests

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FSB warns about slow progress on insurance resolution

Only two national authorities have agreed on actions to take on cross-border firms

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France's risk council granted power to suspend insurance lapses

Macroprudential tool to be used in the event of run on insurer

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EU unprepared for life industry collapse

Resolution rules and countercyclical capital needed, says ESRB

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Unfreezing the UFR

The revised methodology for calculating the ultimate forward rate may not be a catastrophe for all insurers with long-term liabilities, but it will put an unwelcome spotlight on solvency and accelerate the redesign of products. Hugo Coelho reports

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Life insurers have become more systemic, says IMF

Global financial stability report calls for macroprudential framework

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ESRB approves adverse scenarios for insurance stress tests

Impact of prolonged low interest rate scenario and rapidly widening spreads under assessment

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Are Belgian life insurance lapses lethal?

EU regulators have warned that surrenders are creating liquidity risk for the Belgian life insurance sector, but is there more to the scary headline figures? Hugo Coelho reports