Solvency II goes global

Solvency II, even before it goes live, is having an impact far beyond the 30 European countries it applies to. Three countries have applied for equivalence with the EU regime, eight others are interested in the transitional equivalence provisions and other countries are adopting some of the principles of Solvency II, as Lorna Davies reports


Insurers could cope with Grexit

But only if it's orderly, says Fitch


Lloyd's Market Association issues guidance on Euro exit

Note highlights premium and claims issues in case of Euro fall-out


Nordic insurers need above-average adjustment of portfolios under SII

Equities make up 25-40% of portfolio; European average is 8%


Marginal decline in European insurance premiums in 2011

Consumer uncertainty slows growth in premiums, but investments stay strong


Danes keen to enforce 2014 Solvency II deadline

With the trialogue discussions intensifying over the final form of Solvency II, Denmark, which holds the presidency of the Council of the EU, has stated its determination to keep to the 2014 timeline for implementation. Yet with key issues still outstanding, the outcome is finely balanced, as Sarfraz Thind reports


Solvency II should be blueprint for global insurance

Van Hulle says the EC will respect differences in approach to both insurance and pension funds between European nations and does not want a one-size-fits-all approach on IORP. InsuranceERM reports


Eiopa cautions model vendors and model users

Insurers will need to override vendor confidentiality conditions


EU states still "pursuing own agendas"

Despite EU legislation dominance, says Guy Carpenter MD


Policy lapses may stump industry growth

Eurozone crisis heightens liquidity risk, says Fitch Ratings