Australia, Chile and Israel interested in SII equivalence

European Commission has asked for seven countries to be assessed by Eiopa


Milliman opens office in Brussels

Focus will be on risk modelling, ERM and SII


Pension fund assets reach $28trn

They grew 4% in 2011, according to Towers Watson


French insurers shy away from internal models

Only a handful of firms will be ready to implement an internal model and the whole French market is struggling to prepare for Solvency II, with mutuals particularly badly hit by the proposed new regulations. Sarfraz Thind reports


Perils estimates €300m loss from European windstorm

France worst hit from Joachim in December


Milliman opens in Dusseldorf

Leitschkis will head firm's second German office


Minority of Norway's insurers opt for internal model

And of those, most will be going for a partial one. But the biggest challenge for firms preparing for Solvency II will be pillar 3, as Sarfraz Thind reports


"Material capital increase needed to write medical expense business"

Will result from revised calibrations in Eiopa paper, says Milliman


Certainty, proportionality, common sense: what the industry craves from regulators in 2012

Leading CROs and consultants give their views on how regulators and politicians may handle outstanding Solvency II implementation issues this year; on business strategy in response to this; and on the outlook for natural catastrophes. Here is a compilation of responses to the questions InsuranceERM asked experts just before Christmas


Premiums grew 2.5% in Europe in 2010

Value of European insurance should never be underestimated, says CEA chief