Fed to adopt bank-like capital rule for too-big-to-fail insurers

First version will allow few risk categories, but standard will become more granular over time


Too soon to say if global capital standard will work for the US

FIO's Finnell compares calibration process to 16-wheel truck


Fed consults on reporting requirements for Sifis

First step towards heightened capital requirements


"ICS is not self-executing, it is something on the shelf"

NAIC president John Huff tells Hugo Coelho how group capital rules may have little impact on US insurers and warns of the consequences of a covered agreement between the US and the EU


Understand regulatory matrix to conquer frontier markets

One-size-fits-all approach is inappropriate, according to Swiss Re's Sigma report


Congress seeks final say over global capital standard

Legislative proposal limits Treasury power to negotiate at global level


Swiss Re posts Solvency II capital ratio of 312%

Ninety percentage point gap between capital position under EU and Swiss regimes


NAIC meeting roundup: PBR in the pocket, cyber in a mess

State insurance commissioners have taken stock of their efforts to steal a march on federal authorities during their spring get together in New Orleans. Hugo Coelho reports


Supermajority of US states clears way for PBR take-off

42 states representing more than 75% of premiums adopt legislation to right size reserves


"Foolish" for EU and US not to mutually recognise regulatory systems

Florida insurance commissioner Kevin McCarty criticises concept of one-size-fits-all insurance capital standard