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Blog: October 2014 Archive

Solvency II: countdown to implementation

The PRA held the anticipated ‘Solvency II: countdown to implementation’ conference last week. They were open and delivered some important messages but as expected there are still lots of technical questions unanswered. Our latest blog looks at the key takeaways.

GUEST BLOG: Avoiding the pensions liberation trap

We need to continue to warn savers through every means possible about pension liberation and what it means.

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Matching Adjustment: More to do and sooner!

The PRA issued two documents relevant to the Matching Adjustment on 15 October 2014. The first, CP23/14, covers Solvency II approvals and provides details of the Matching Adjustment pre-application process.

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Delegated Act: Implementing rules for Solvency II

On 10 October 2014 the European Commission adopted a Delegated Act containing implementing rules for Solvency II. The European Parliament and Council now have until April 2015 to approve them.

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Big jump in liabilities likely if no change seen in market statistics

The latest version of our Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting newsletter has just been released and it gives some interesting considerations for company directors for the end of Q3 2014.

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EIOPA are at it again with a new consultation on solvency for pension schemes

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published yet another consultation into potential new solvency requirements for pension schemes.

CP21/14 Policyholder Protection

On 6 October 2014 the PRA published Consultation Paper 21/14: Policyholder Protection. Our latest blog looks at the the implications of this consultation.

Clarification for signing actuaries?

In early 2014, the Central Bank of Ireland published new reserving requirements for non-life insurers and non-life reinsurers and life reinsurers. Our latest blog looks at the three documents relating to non-life (re)insurers' new reserving requirements.

Waiting for your Individual Protection 2014 certificate?

If you are waiting for your IP14 certificate this month or want to re-start pension contributions subject to receiving your certificate, we have news about when it will be available.

PPF levy to be cut – will your scheme benefit?

The PPF has reduced its target levy from 2015/16 and made some welcome changes to the levy framework. However, not all schemes will see a fall in their levy.

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