Rated European insurers will step up their issuance of Restricted Tier 1 (RT1) bonds over the next two years to replace almost €22bn of bonds that are due to lose their eligibility as regulatory capital under Solvency II, Moody’s has said
The NAIC does not anticipate developing regulatory policy to require or prohibit insurance companies from adopting ESG policies that govern insurers’ underwriting, investing, or other business decisions, its members have said in a statement
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has launched a call for expression of interest to select new members of the Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group (IRSG) and the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group (OPSG)
The implementation of a more stringent risk measurement under the Korean-Insurance Capital Standards (K-ICS) a year ago has led to a decline in the average solvency ratio for South Korea’s insurance industry, according to AM Best
The Bank of England (BoE) is planning to stress test insurers concerning their exposure to reinsurers through a flurry of corporate pension deals, as concerns grow about the risk posed by offshore arrangements to UK retirement savers
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