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


France decries one-year time horizon of Solvency II stresses

Responses to European Commission's call for evidence on financial regulation review published


BoE mulls countercyclical regulatory tool for insurers

Lack of instruments in Solvency II to address system-wide crisis brought up in response to European Commission


Commission shelves ESRB report until Solvency II review

Evidence justifying need for bank-like countercyclical requirement for insurers is not conclusive, officials say


ESRB calls for bank-like countercyclical capital requirement for insurers

Report criticises Solvency II volatility adjustment, ultimate forward rate and charges for securitisations


Italian insurers would be worst hit by end of 0% capital charge for sovereign debt

Fitch gauges impact of potential changes to Solvency II standard formula


EU to integrate G-SII capital surcharge in Solvency II review

Guersent warns that methodology to identify systemic insurers needs more work


Eiopa to rethink 0% capital charge on sovereign bonds

The authority is finalising standards for ongoing monitoring of internal models


UFR drop no knockout blow to large insurers - Morgan Stanley

Analysts gauge impact of cut in Solvency II reference rate on Allianz, Axa and Munich Re


Wrong time to revise the UFR, say EU insurers

Insurance Europe urges delay and calls for phase-in of changes