Questioning the value of IFRS 17

Irish insurance chief risk officers have expressed scepticism about the benefits of IFRS 17 and fear the principles-based nature of the insurance accounting standard will hamper consistency. Ronan McCaughey explains


UK should have no influence on EU financial regulations say Green MEPs

Sven Giegold concerned by Theresa May's call for joint management of regulatory framework


European Commission removes barriers to invest in securitisations

Final version of delegated acts sees further reduction in capital charges


Delegated acts cut charges on infrastructure

Commission adopts Solvency II level 2 text


Council presses Commission to reduce securitisation charges further

Call for alignment of 'look-through' approach with banking directive


Hill says some EU financial rules may need changing

Resolution framework for non-banks tops agenda of financial services commissioner


EU weighs up levy on insurers to fund Eiopa

National contributions could be abolished


IORP proposals threaten "catastrophic impact" on financial markets

NAPF letter to EC points to huge costs to businesses and pensioners


Latest Omnibus II text ignores EU Parliament's draft

But industry will welcome changes on long-term guarantees


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.