Eiopa will perform stress tests next year

But will not be based on QIS5, says Carlos Montalvo


New de-risking pension venture set up

Long Acre Life launched by former Pensions Regulator chairman


Insurers need simpler products

Complex ones are result of regulation, says the CEA


Challenges mount for Ireland's internal model approval process

Even the Central Bank of Ireland admits it's going to be tough approving all internal model applications, even with the new Solvency II start date of 2014. It won't be all plain sailing for insurers either, as Hardeep Dhillon reports


Insurers call for SII capital volatility to be limited

European associations lobby Barnier and Bernardino


Quarter of European insurers' capital could be wiped out

Sovereign default indirect impacts could be worse than direct ones, says Swiss Re


Denmark ambivalent towards models

The sophistication of individual insurers and a developed regulatory regime has given Denmark a solid platform to prepare for Solvency II. But, as Sarfraz Thind reports, there's still much debate and uncertainty over the best capital modelling approach


Germany needs its confidence in Solvency II restored

German insurers are well capitalised but the German insurance association plans its own QIS next year because it says Eiopa's QIS5 destroyed confidence in Solvency II. Lorna Davies looks into Germany insurers' concerns over the directive


Revised SII sovereign risk charges unlikely

EC will want avert market disruption, says Fitch


Eiopa gets feedback on XBRL taxonomy

18 responses to consultation on Solvency II reporting