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Insurance industry could be 'timed out' in Brexit preparations

The insurance industry could struggle to complete its Brexit preparations before the departure of the UK from the EU

PRA working on SII 'funky' flaws

Solvency II is "not working very well" for different forms of insurance products such as catastrophe bonds, and a consultation is underway to deal with this, PRA deputy governor for prudential regulation and chief executive officer Sam Woods has said

UK life insurers' SII risk margin grew by £14bn in 2016

The overall risk margin of major UK life firms rose from around £30bn to nearly £44bn between January and September 2016, Prudential Regulation Authority executive director of insurance supervision David Rule has said

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Keep the 'O' in ORSA, LMA says

Own Risk and Solvency Assessment reports are essential in promoting a risk and capital culture among insurers, but each report must remain the insurer's "own" assessment of both areas, Lloyd's Market Association has said

Aegon's SII ratio increases to 159%

Aegon's Solvency II ratio has increased to an estimated 159 per cent, driven by favourable spread movements and higher interest rates

Trump administration could remove U.S.-EU Covered Agreement, lawyers warn

The U.S.-EU covered agreement on insurance regulation negotiated by Barack Obama's administration could be put in jeopardy by President Donald Trump's presidential team this week, according to Eversheds Sutherland

UK insurers gain £60bn from SII adjustment waivers

UK insurers have benefited to the tune of £60bn from matching adjustment and volatility adjustment waivers under Solvency II regulation

SCOR's solvency ratio rises by 14%

SCOR's estimated solvency ratio at 31 December 2016 stood at 225 per cent compared to 211 per cent at year-end 2015, according to its latest financial results

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2017: The biggest issues facing insurance investment

IAME speaks to a number of insurance experts about the biggest issues facing insurance investment in 2017

Insurance Europe 'puzzled' by length of EIOPA's stress test recommendations

Insurance Europe is 'puzzled' by the long list of supervisory actions recommended by EIOPA arising from its latest stress test report

'Double-hit' scenario to cause €160bn EU insurer balance sheet plunge

A 'double-hit' scenario across Europe is to have a negative impact worth €160bn on the undertakings balance-sheets of EU-wide insurers and for a 'low-for-long' scenario an impact of €100bn, according to EIOPA's latest insurance stress test report

Infrastructure investment interest growing among insurers; supply problems remain

Europe's insurers are becoming increasingly interested in infrastructure assets, but more action is required by policymakers to unlock future potential investment, according to a survey conducted by Insurance Europe

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