International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) News

Global Regulators Call for Closer Regulation of Financial Firms

Financial industry regulators need better coordination in the event of a big multinational financial institution failing or breaching compliance rules, the world’s top supervisory bodies have concluded in a survey. Arrangements for handling failures of diverse financial groups are inadequate …

NAIC Roadshow to Tout State Regulation to U.S., Foreign Policymakers

The nation’s organization of state insurance regulators is launching an educational program to sell U.S. and foreign leaders and the public on the virtues of the 150-year old state-based insurance regulatory system. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) said …

Global Insurance Organization’s G-20 Delegates Stress Social, Economic Role

In a series of meetings this week with the Australian G-20 Presidency, the Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA) has called on the G-20 to “ensure that all international regulatory reform initiatives allow the insurance sector to continue to support …

ABIR Comments on ComFrame Supervision, Int’l. Insurance Capital Standards

In comments filed with the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) offered its support for the development of insurance capital standards (ICS) and implementation of them via the Common Assessment Framework (ComFrame). …

PCI Expresses Concern with ‘Unnecessary’ Regulation in ComFrame Draft

The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) has submitted formal comments to the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) on its ComFrame Consultation Draft stating that ComFrame, while improved over prior versions, still imposes an unnecessary additional level of …

Regulators Map Out First Capital Blueprint for Large Insurers

The world’s largest insurers could be forced to raise fresh capital under rules proposed by regulators on Wednesday that echo measures imposed on the banks to avert another financial crisis. The insurance industry says it wasn’t to blame for the …

FERMA Forum Opens with Solvency II Analysis from Karel Van Hulle

The bi-annual Risk Management Forum of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) kicked off with a reception on Sunday night for the 1400 plus delegates at the MECC Conference Center in the Dutch city of Maastricht. FERMA got …

Geneva Association Reacts to G20 Insurers’ Capital Mandate

The Geneva Association, the international insurance think tank, issued a bulletin following the publication of both the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) list of global systemically important insurers (G-SIIs) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors’ (IAIS) publication of policy measures …

G20 to Require Largest Insurers to Hold More Capital from 2019

The largest global insurers will have to hold more capital from 2019 to cover risks they pose to the financial system should they go bust, global regulators said on Thursday. Regulators also released an initial list of nine insurers, including …

PCI Urges ‘Further Dialogue’ before IAIS Applies ‘Too Big to Fail’ Rules to Insurers

On January 14 the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) participated in a discussion with the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) Financial Stability Committee on policy measures that would be applied to any insurance company designated as a …