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Solvency II news: 1 April 2011

Contents: solvency II and cloud computing, solvency II-friendly investment, risk management slide presentation Cloud computing under Solvency II Cloud computing will have to comply with Solvency II outsourcing provisions. Lexology reports on the implications of the Directive for the UK insurance industry. Cloud computing “is a form of outsourcing by which vendors can supply computer…

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…