Solvency II will hit securitisations but may boost derivatives' use

Securitisations, hedge funds, real estate and private equity are not favoured assets based on Solvency II capital charges, but derivatives may offer insurers some flexibility, as Safraz Thind explains


How Solvency II will affect insurers' bond and equity investments

Solvency II is driving changes in the way insurers manage their assets, with equities looking likely suffer. But how big an impact on asset allocation overall will there be? Sarfraz Thind looks at the implications for bonds and equities. A subsequent article will cover other investment classes


Aviva joins the Life and Longevity Markets Association

Aviva has joined the Life & Longevity Markets Association, bringing the LLMA's membership to eleven.


Outstanding issues could yet have big impact on Solvency II

Although implementation of Solvency II is only just over two years away, many issues still have to be resolved which could significantly change the impact of the directive. Jon Hocking and Farooq Hanif of Morgan Stanley and Lukas Ziewer and Astrid Jaekel of Oliver Wyman highlight the issues and explain the uncertainties around them.


Analyzing the capital and business implications of Solvency II

Morgan Stanley and Oliver Wyman's proprietary QIS5 model estimates a decline in the headline solvency ratio for listed European Insurers from ~200% to 135% under Solvency II and it provides many other insights into the way corporate strategy will be affected. The main ones are summarized here by Jon Hocking and Farooq Hanif of Morgan Stanley and Lukas Ziewer and Astrid Jaekel of Oliver Wyman.


Solvency II will bring business model reappraisal

Oliver Wyman/Morgan Stanley report sees increased ALM and product restructuring


Longevity markets association expands

Index methodology consultation set for third quarter