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IMF supports global capital standard for insurers

Solvency II is welcome, but broader coverage is needed to minimise economic threats

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IAIS gears up for a global supervisory regime

Since the International Association of Insurance Supervisors introduced the Insurance Capital Standard in 2016, the industry and some supervisors have pushed for fundamental changes in a number of areas. With a new consultation package, the IAIS aspires to square the circle. Aggelos Andreou reports

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Avoid regulatory overkill on climate change, insurers tell IAIS

Sector sees risks of global warming, but can handle these with current rules, industry argues

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PSI plans climate guidelines for insurance regulators

Principles for Sustainable Insurance initiative to imitate TCFD guidance

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Systemic risk regulation 2.0

International regulators are revisiting the question of how to tackle systemic risk in the insurance sector, proposing an approach based around activities. Aggelos Andreou reports

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IAIS reveals thinking on activities-based approach to systemic risk

Preliminary consultation paper suggests focus should be on insurers' liquidity and macroeconomic risks

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FSB puts G-Sii designations on hold

No new systemically important insurers named for 2017

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IAIS gives ground in roadmap for global capital standards

IAIS published plan to create "common language" for group solvency from Malaysian meeting

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IAIS faces fresh debate on systemic risk – and clash on capital standard

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors meeting in Kuala Lumpur this week comes amid a renewed debate about systemic risk in insurers and big questions about the deadlines for developing a global capital standard. Christopher Cundy reports

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IAIS urged to postpone ICP 24 review over systemic risk concerns

Wait until work of Systemic Risk Assessment Task Force is concluded, says Insurance Europe