Solvency II forces hedge funds to improvise to keep insurance clients

The impact of Solvency II can be gauged from the fact even hedge funds are being forced to come up with novel ideas to ensure they keep their portfolio of insurance clients. More…

EIOPA says Solvency II rules must not be watered down

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority has urged the European Union not to water down Solvency II capital rules, even as insurers say the new regulatory scenario is overly complicated, Reuters reported. More…

Solvency II implementation likely delayed to 2016: Former E.C. official

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands — Solvency II likely will be implemented by 2016 now that regulators have issued guidelines for some of the contentious portions of risk-based capital regulation for insurers and reinsurers in Europe, and now that three-way… More…

Formal implementation of Solvency II rules delayed further

The key European plenary meeting to consider Omnibus 2 to amend elements of the Solvency II has been delayed until March 11, 2014, further delaying implementation of Europe’s proposed risk-based capital rules for insurers. More…

Captives will have to demonstrate stronger governance under Solvency II: Towers Watson

Captive insurers covering employee benefit risks will have to implement stronger governance and risk management to comply with the second pillar of Solvency II regulations, according to Towers Watson & Co. More…