A bite sized guide to Solvency II- Part II

This is the second of our three “bite sized” Solvency II articles, this time focusing on the valuation of assets, then looking at the capital requirement calculations for the life and health components of the “solvency capital requirement” calculation on the standard formula basis.

There are a number of differences to the way in which the regulatory valuation of assets is determined in a Solvency II world compared with the current Solvency I approach:

Where best to retire?

According to various quality of life surveys over recent years, Dorset – and specifically the seaside town of Christchurch – is the best place to retire in the UK. That may be so as far as services for pensioners are concerned, but clearly quality of life also depends on whether those pensioners have an adequate income to enjoy all that’s on offer.

A true guarantee has true value

Last week my wife and I went to see an Arthur Miller play called The Price. It was about two brothers meeting up in the attic of their late father. One brother had stayed at home and sacrificed his career to look after his father in his old age while the other brother left home to forge a successful career as a surgeon. I won’t spoil the story for you but the theme of the play was the price that each brother had paid for their actions. It was Arthur Miller who said ‘Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value’.

Volatility will be a primary focus for investors

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