Macroeconomic environment negative for reinsurers, positive for ILS: EIOPA

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published its second half-year report for 2012 on the financial stability of the insurance, reinsurance and occupational pension sectors in the European Economic Area. The report says that the financial soundness of the insurance and reinsurance sector in Europe could face read the full article →

EIOPA: ‘Shadow insurance’ needs to be examined

There were some more interesting comments made at the Baden Baden kick-off event held by Guy Carpenter on Sunday. The event featured a number of key industry figures discussing volatility as a concept affecting reinsurers and whether volatility should be looked on as a threat or an opportunity. One of read the full article →

EIOPA: Increased volume of catastrophe bond issuance is astonishing

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), one of the three supervisory entities in the European System of Financial Supervision and responsible for the insurance, reinsurance and pensions sectors, has published its latest Financial Stability Report for the first half of 2012. The report looks at issues affecting the read the full article →