Tag Archives: Solvency II

Avoid a reporting crisis: Turning words into reality

A major European insurer has demonstrated how a well-constructed reporting process transformation project can reap significant benefits when dealing with proliferating and ever-tighter deadlines. Over a recent series of blogs, we’ve highlighted the growing pressures on insurers’ reporting processes and … Continue reading →

Solvency II makes M&A harder – Educated guesswork isn’t good enough

Sellers of life insurance portfolios have to meet buyers’ growing expectations for understanding the capital implications of a transaction in advance of a deal. Two overriding issues have shaped mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity in the European life insurance market … Continue reading →

Avoid a reporting crisis

Many European insurers’ existing financial and capital reporting processes are becoming increasingly unworkable and unsustainable in the face of burgeoning regulatory and accounting demands. Process transformation, rather than constant fire-fighting, is emerging as the only long-term solution. The Solvency II … Continue reading →

Après Solvency II, les captives doivent se préparer aux contraintes de BEPS

L’OCDE a publié en octobre 2015 un plan d’actions pour lutter contre l’érosion de la base d’imposition et le transfert de bénéfices (Base Erosion Profit Shifting). Dans un cadre dit ‘inclusif’, plus de 100 pays et juridictions travaillent en collaboration … Continue reading →

Reinsurance Evolves to Protect Earnings

In today’s environment, managing an insurance company’s risk is increasingly challenging; scrutiny of insurers’ financial health and the inevitable associated market and peer comparisons are greater than ever before. Continue reading →

Chief Risk Officer 3.0: Darwinism at Work

The role of the chief risk officer (CRO) in European insurance companies has evolved quickly in the last 20 years. Now, I believe that the passage of Solvency II is moving the goalposts again. Continue reading →

Reinsurance Buying Habits in Central and Eastern Europe Are Changing Under the New Solvency II Regime

The arrival and implementation of Solvency II regulations in Europe has heralded a flurry of action from insurers across the continent to ensure readiness for the demands of the new regime. Continue reading →

Reinsurance and Solvency II: The Challenge of Regulating Diverse Markets

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If you’ve read any of my past blogs about Solvency II you will know that I have a love/hate relationship with it. I fully believe in and support what Solvency II is trying to do but find the way it … Continue reading →

Long-Term Finance for Growth: Will The NBFIs Please Stand Up?

A “perfect storm” of converging macroeconomic challenges is hitting Europe. Continue reading →

Solvency II Gets Real

EIOPA: Pre Stress SCR Ratios

The last few days have seen an avalanche of documents from the European regulator EIOPA.  Solvency II, for so long a dream or nightmare, is due to go live in just over 12 months.  It’s getting pretty real. Continue reading →