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Regulation

  • More consolidation predicted for insurance sectorAn increased regulatory burden from incoming Solvency II requirements could cause more smaller insurance companies to sell their businesses, warns Towers Watson. 22 October 2014
  • Europe issues revised Solvency II legislationThe European Commission has published a revised draft of the Delegated Acts containing rules for the implementation of the incoming Solvency II directive. 13 October 2014
  • Mark Carney, Bank of England governor Top insurance chiefs must be accountable, says CarneySenior actuaries and top executives running insurance companies should be held more accountable for their actions, the Bank of England governor said. 26 September 2014
  • Life insurers urged to speed up Solvency II complianceLife insurers should accelerate current processes used in managing compliance as the upcoming European Solvency II deadline draws nearer, Towers Watson has urged. 25 September 2014
  • Balance sheet-shuttershock DB schemes 'need to review plan rules'Mercer has urged defined benefit pension schemes to review the rules and accounting standards that they report to for tax purposes in 2015. 22 September 2014
  • Pensions investments Re-think recommended for reinsurersGlobal reinsurance firms have been urged to 'radically' re-think where and how they compete against each other in the market or face the risk of consolidation as the environment undergoes a major shakeup. 15 September 2014
  • European Union flag UK gets key EU portfolio for insurance and pension regulationUK politician Lord Hill is set to be handed a senior economic post in Brussels, which will include responsibility for the new Solvency II regulations for the insurance industry, by European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker. 10 September 2014
  • EU Solvency II insurance pensions Insurers issue Solvency II investment warningThe insurance industry's total investment portfolio across Europe grew to about €8.5 trillion last year, according to an industry federation, but it warned Solvency II could undermine long-term backing firms can provide. 01 September 2014
  • Scotland independence pensions S&P highlight Scottish independence ratings risk for insurersA 'yes' vote in favour for Scottish independence could prompt a downgrading in the creditworthiness of insurance firms with subsidiaries operating in the country, credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's has warned. 26 August 2014
  • Scottish independence timetable 'too short', Buck warnsThe timetable for Scottish independence does not give businesses enough time to make the necessary changes to workplace pension arrangements and would be significantly worse for companies that operate cross-border, according to a new white paper by Buck Consultants. 18 August 2014
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