Articles by Huw Jones

Global Regulators’ Rethinking of Risk Assessment Welcomed by Large Insurers

Global regulators are rethinking how to assess risks in big insurance companies, marking a shift that could make life easier for the industry. The Financial Stability Board said on Tuesday it could take a different approach to assessing risk which …

EU Wants Insurers to Plug Investment Gap, but Bank Partners Needed: Regulator

Efforts to get insurers to plug Europe’s investment gap by backing riskier assets could be undermined if banks are unwilling to share crucial credit data with them, a European Union insurance regulator said. EU insurance capital rules known as Solvency …

JPMorgan Warns of Market Disruption If Clearing Houses Cut-Off by Brexit

Financial markets face Brexit day upheaval if clearing houses in Britain are abruptly cut off from continental customers, a senior JPMorgan bank official said on Wednesday. Sally Dewar, international head of regulatory affairs at the U.S. bank, said that without …

Dublin Attracts Wave of U.S. Financial Services Firms Seeking Post-Brexit EU Hubs

American direct investment in financial services that would normally head for Britain will be diverted in part to Dublin because of Brexit, Ireland’s financial services minister Michael D’Arcy said on Friday [Nov. 10]. Dublin’s financial services sector is being boosted …

Global Insurance Regulators Delay Implementation of International Capital Rule

Global regulators have given themselves more time to bridge transatlantic differences that have delayed the world’s first capital rule for insurers, raising a cheer in the sector. The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) said its members have agreed in …

Artificial Intelligence Poses Risks to Insurers, Banks, Warns Global Regulator

Replacing bank and insurance workers with machines risks creating a dependency on outside technology companies beyond the reach of regulators, the global Financial Stability Board (FSB) said on Wednesday. The FSB, which coordinates financial regulation across the Group of 20 …

UK Regulators Eye Post-Brexit ‘Interim’ Status for EU-Based Financial Firms

Britain’s regulators could grant interim permission for European Union investment and trading firms to continue operating in the UK after the country leaves the bloc in 2019. Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority said giving “interim permission” …

EU Regulator Warns UK Insurers to Avoid ‘Fronting’ in Post-Brexit EU HQs

London-based insurers applying for licenses to operate in the European Union after Brexit will be scrutinized for any attempts to game the system, the bloc’s insurance watchdog said. Insurance specialists say some insurers have been shopping around for jurisdictions which …

Lacking Political Support, Global Capital Rule for Insurers Stalls

The first global standard for investors to compare how much capital insurers from different countries hold to keep policies safe is caught in a transatlantic tussle, casting doubt on whether it is practical, industry and regulatory officials say. Global banks …

UK Insurers Face Looming Brexit Deadline to Move Contracts with EU Clients

Insurers in Britain face crunchtime within weeks if the government and the European Union do not allow millions of cross-border policies to continue to run undisturbed beyond Brexit. While Britain is not due to leave the bloc until March 2019, …