Insurance Regulatory Capital

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Intelligent Insurer article: “European insurers should consider subordinated debt”

14 July 2015

IRC’s CEO Oliver Tattan: Smaller European insurers should consider the option of subordinated debt as the date of Solvency II implementation looms.

Read the article here


Bank of England speech on the adoption of Solvency II

13 July 2015

BoE’s Executive Director for Insurance Supervision, Sam Woods, made a speech to the Association of British Insurers intended to clarify the Bank’s views on the adoption of Solvency II.

Read the full speech here


UK Insurance Sector Likely to Welcome EU Directive

8 July 2015

The U.K. insurance sector is likely to be pleased by the latest step toward the acceptance of the Insurance Distribution Directive by the European Union, according to Alexis Roberts, a partner in the London office of international lawfirm Pinsent Masons.

Read more here


EIOPA publishes Set 2 of Solvency II Technical Standards and Guidelines

7 July 2015

EIOPA has published the second set of draft Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) and Guidelines for Solvency II. The set covers different areas from all three of the Solvency II pillars.

Read about it here


Europe’s approach to International Insurance Regulation –

6 July 2015

Insurance has been elevated to new heights in the international financial arena; no longer playing second fiddle to the mighty banking and derivatives industries.

Read the report here


An Examination of Debt Trends in the Capital Structures of European Insurers

3 July 2015

Stable financial markets have prompted European insurers to tap the capital markets in their efforts to lower the cost of capital and optimise levels of risk-adjusted capitalisation.

Read the A.M. Best report here


Bank of England sets out penalties for firms that fail Solvency II standards

15 June 2015

The Bank of England’s Prudential Policy Directorate has set out penalties for firms that fail to meet the Solvency II capital standards. BoE said that the 2 capital requirements introduced by Solvency II would act as trigger points in the regime’s ‘supervisory ladder of intervention’.

Read the report (issued June 8th) here


Europe’s mutual and cooperative insurance sector expanded at a faster rate in 2013 than other areas of the insurance market, according to two industry trade groups

10 June 2015

Report: “Europe’s Mutual Insurers Have Gained Market Share Since Global Crisis”

Read the report here article: ‘Bermuda’s Maiden takes stake in Tattan’s IRC’

30 May 2015

“Insurance Regulatory Capital, the debt capital provider established by Irish entrepreneur Oliver Tattan, is gearing up for a rapid expansion of its business.”

Read the article here