PRA's consultaion paper on Solvency II:Transitional Measures

This consultation paper (CP) seeks views on draft rules to implement Solvency II transitional measures for risk-free rates and technical provisions. The consultation also includes two draft supervisory statements: the first on the PRA’s expectations regarding these transitional measures; and the second on the internal model treatment of participations. It follows CP16/14 transposition of Solvency II - Part 3 where the intention to publish this CP was anticipated.

Heightened cyber threat demands risk focus

By Seth Berman, executive managing director of Stroz Friedberg
Cyber and terrorism have been rated the most significant emerging risks facing the insurance and reinsurance sector in 2015, according to a survey of US industry executives. It is a sentiment reflected by the UK government, which last month convened a group of CEOs from the country's largest insurers, to encourage collaboration and "to make the UK one of the safest places to do business in cyberspace". While the insurance sector is set to play a key role in minimising the long-term financial fallout from an attack, cyber risks cannot

Water Risk: A Rising Issue

by Bill McCarthy, Managing Director, LexisNexis Risk Solutions.
The risk to the insurance industry from flooding and other types of water-related risk is rising. Leading reinsurer Swiss Re reported that global economic losses in 2013 from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters reached $140 billion. In 2013, insured losses were at $45 billion with a significant component of this $45 billion stemming from flooding and hail related events

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