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Britische Versicherer für neue Eigenkapitalregeln gewappnet

26.01.2015 – bank_of_englandDie Bank of England sieht die britischen Versicherer für neue Eigenkapitalregeln gewappnet. Für Paul Fisher, Leiter der britischen Versicherungsaufsicht Bank’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), zielt Solvency II “darauf ab, ein besseres Verständnis der Risiken” zu schaffen, anstatt neue Geschäftsmodelle zu diktieren.

Des Aufsichtschefs Statement in The Telegraph “I have said this before but I think it is worth reiterating,” said Paul Fisher of the Bank’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). “The PRA believes the UK industry is in a good position, having had the UK risk-based ICAS regime for around ten years. We are therefore not looking to use Solvency II as an opportunity to raise capital requirements across the board.

“We do, however, recognise and respect that Solvency II is a maximum-harmonising Directive with a key objective of promoting supervisory co-operation. The PRA is committed to upholding this valued objective and will implement the Directive as intended. We can’t and won’t gold plate.”

The PRA has been informally assessing business models with insurance companies ahead of accepting formal applications in April. The increased workload at the regulator has contributed to high staff turnover in the past year. (vwh/td)

Bildquelle: Bank of England

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