Warning on shadow bank overregulation

Outgoing Banque de France governor Christian Noyer has said uniformity between bank and shadow bank rules could have adverse unintended consequences.

EIOPA moves forward on infrastructure

Proposed rules would cut risk charges for insurers to hold infrastructure assets, but require stringent qualifying criteria and stress testing.

Finney, C

Infrastructure revisions touch wider Solvency II debate

Proposals from the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority go to the heart of whether the matching adjustment concept goes far enough.

Insurers question higher loss absorbency

Industry bodies warn of uncertainty due to ongoing reviews of the definitions of systemic insurers and non-traditional activities.

Cox, Graham

Broader concerns overshadow insurance higher loss absorbency plan

Proposals by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors are undermined by continued difficulties defining systemic risk and agreeing valuation methods.

Europe plans boost for infrastructure investment by insurers

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority is looking at ways to allow fewer punitive risk calibrations for infrastructure investment under Solvency II.

Prospectus Directive presents best prospect for progress on capital markets union

Jonathan Hill 167x96

Amid a huge range of responses to the European Commission’s green paper, the importance of equity and infrastructure finance stand out.

Shelby aims to bring clarity to insurance SIFI designations

Roy Woodall

While the Republican bill may not immediately overturn the status of insurance firms as systemically important financial institutions, it could lead to a gradual decline.

Bermuda seeks full Solvency II equivalence

Switzerland is the only country granted full and permanent equivalence to the EU's Solvency II insurance regime under the first wave of decisions by the European Commission, but Bermuda is determined to follow suit.

US regulators look to close the gap on life reinsurance captives

Benjamin Lawsky

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is thrashing out a deal to ensure life insurers hold adequate reserves, but its members are still divided.