The one-size-fits-all approach to Solvency II regulation under EIOPA could spell trouble where those affected rely on bonds of different types and durations, suggests research from EDHEC, the French business school.
The challenge the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority now has is finding a formula that is sufficiently flexible to ensure the regulation is met, but without forcing those regulated towards any one type of bond or duration.
To view the full research paper click here: Impact of SII on bond management
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