South Africa, Israel, China and others keen on transitional equivalence

Eiopa says only Bermuda, Switzerland and Japan likely to gain SII equivalence by 2014


US commercial insurance prices increase by 5%

Prices rise for fifth quarter in a row, says Towers Watson


BMA updates policy to prepare for SII equivalence

Says it is working on "caveats" noted by Eiopa


Pru to buy Swiss Re's US unit

Sale expected to close in H2 2012


Second CRO group formed in US

Towers Watson launches CRO Network


"FIO should support US reinsurers"

RAA says they're at disadvantage in global markets


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


"Property-casualty market has hardened"

Pricing rose around 4.4% in Q1, according to CIAB


Old Mutual sold its US arm to escape Solvency II

Would have impacted US annuity writers, says FD


RAA elects 2012-2013 board

Aspen CEO is chair of the US association