EIOPA seeks comment on insurer, reinsurer self-assessment requirement

FRANKFURT, Germany—The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority on Monday launched a public consultation on proposals for the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment under Solvency II. More…

U.S. likely to achieve Solvency II equivalence: Fitch

The United States’ regulatory regime likely will achieve equivalence with the European Union’s Solvency II rules even though the United States is not included in the first wave of nations being assessed for third-party equivalence, Fitch Ratings Ltd. More…

Solvency II rules could force pension plan closures

FRANKFURT, Germany—Adoption of new rules for pensions based on Solvency II could dramatically increase funding requirements for employers that operate defined benefit pension plans across Europe, experts say. More…

Risk managers lobby for special captive insurance capital rules

STOCKHOLM—The full impact of Solvency II on captive insurance companies is unclear, and risk managers should continue their lobbying efforts to ensure that captives are treated appropriately under the upcoming risk-based capital rules, according to… More…

Solvency II delay in U.K. may bring dual regulation

LONDON—The U.K. insurance regulator’s decision to delay full implementation of Solvency II until 2014 may mean large insurers will have to comply with two sets of solvency rules in 2013. More…