Tag Archive for Basel III

Solvency II news: 31 March 2011

Contents: global insurance supervision, illiquidity premium criticized, standard model, banks v insurers on bonds II Tottering toward global insurance supervision A lack of consistency in global regulation is costing the insurance industry an extra $25 billion a year. The FT reports that the figure, calculated by KPMG, highlights the differences in international regulation between the…

Solvency II news: 29 March 2011

Contents: banks vs insurers over bonds, S&P’s new ‘M-factor’, impact of Solvency II on European equities markets Conflict between banks and insurers over long-dated bonds As banks must issue more long-dated bonds under Basel III, insurers shun these bonds under Solvency II. Bloomberg reports that higher charges may drive insurers to hold short-dated bonds and…