S&P Warns Solvency II Review Could Impact Insurers' Ratios

Law360, London (January 14, 2020, 2:25 PM GMT) -- European insurers could see a fall in a key measure of their financial health if proposals to amend Solvency II regulations are adopted, ratings agency Standard & Poor has warned.

The proposals, outlined in a 878-page document in October by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, could — if they are adopted — shave up to 100 percentage points from the solvency ratio of some insurers, S&P said on Monday.

The EIOPA proposals will form the basis of a review of the Solvency II regulations by the European Commission in June.

Solvency II regulates insurers to ensure they have enough...

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