Proposals to apply Solvency II's long-term guarantees package to cross-border businesses will make political agreement on the recommendations harder to achieve, experts say.
Swedish insurers have welcomed a proposal for a Solvency II-based discount curve, but there are concerns that the curve could be distorted by speculators.
News that European Commissioner Barnier has confirmed that a Directive for pension schemes will not include solvency requirements has been welcomed by JP Morgan Asset Management.
Interim guidelines for Solvency II will help insurance companies prepare for the new regime and improve consistency between member states, according to Gabriel Bernardino, the chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa)....
Insurers are scaling up their inflation hedging activity in response to growing concerns over the threat of rising prices.
Solvency II should not be side-tracked by politicians' efforts to encourage insurers to invest in infrastructure projects and other long-term assets, warns Karel Van Hulle, the former head of insurance at the European Commission.
Former IMF and Banque de France chief Jacques de Larosière says the introduction of a swath of new regulations in Europe may jeopardise the continent’s growth