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Solvency II: PRA warns firms against using reinsurance to ease capital demands
Life insurers should not transfer longevity risk to reinsurers in an attempt to lower capital requirements under Solvency II, according to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).
Thursday 18th February 2016
Flood Re releases first transition plan
Reinsurance scheme Flood Re has unveiled its first plan detailing how it will work with partners to enable lower prices and excesses to be offered to consumers by the time it comes to an end in 2039.
Friday 12th February 2016
London has potential to take leading position in Islamic insurance sector
Islamic insurance offers London a chance to become a leading global Islamic financial centre outside Islamic nations, but products need to be Shariah-compliant, an event was told.
Wednesday 9th December 2015
Solvency II: 19 UK insurers get green light for internal models
Aviva, Prudential and Society of Lloyds are among a group of UK large insurers to have secured approval from the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to use internal or partial internal models under the Solvency II directive.
Monday 7th December 2015
BoE to name insurers that can use internal models for Solvency II
The Bank of England (BoE) has announced that tomorrow (5 December) it will publish a list of insurers whose internal or partial internal models have been approved for Solvency II.
Friday 4th December 2015
Bermuda gains full Solvency II equivalence
Bermuda has been granted full equivalence by the European Commission (EC) to comply with the Solvency II directive.
Monday 30th November 2015
Emerging markets: Going for gold
With reinsurers increasingly turning to non-traditional sources of growth, Alexander Hanks asks whether they can find their El Dorado in emerging markets
Friday 27th November 2015
Flood Re on course to secure £2.1bn
Flood Re has said it is on track to build its £2.1bn reinsurance protection programme after its first tender was oversubscribed.
Tuesday 24th November 2015
John Butler suggests how big cities can use insurance-linked securities to protect against weather risks
Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Seven emerging risk opportunities for insurers and reinsurers
Insurers and reinsurers could potentially capitalise on seven emerging risks over the next five to 10 years, according to a report.
Thursday 8th October 2015