U.K. relaxes timetable for Solvency II’s insurer capital rules

(Reuters) — British regulators have given insurers more time to get ready for Europe’s strict new Solvency II capital regime, anticipating that continued disagreements over the final shape of the rules could delay their introduction by two years. More…

Growing risk of two-year delay to Solvency II insurer capital rules

(Reuters) — A new capital regime to bullet-proof European Union insurers against financial crises could be delayed by two years because of continuing disagreements over the final shape of the rules. More…

Outstanding issues delay implementation of Solvency II regime

Implementation of Europe’s proposed risk-based capital regime for insurers looks to be delayed further after talks in Brussels failed last week to resolve critical outstanding issues. More…

Validation leads life insurer concerns in Solvency II model calibration survey

A Towers Watson survey of the risk calibrations applied to Solvency II internal models in development by UK life insurers has shown that many companies regard themselves as still having considerable work to do to validate and document risk measures. More…

Solvency II pushes insurers to upgrade IT, risk management tools

The Solvency II framework pending in the European Union is providing impetus for insurers to invest in upgrades for their technology infrastructure and risk management tools. More…