Solvency II

An interview with Ashley Smith of Silverfinch

COOConnect spoke to Ashley Smith, senior vice president of business development at Silverfinch, about Solvency II.
Posted on: 09 Dec, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

What Solvency II requires of insurers and their fund managers

Ashley Smith, SVP Business Development at Silverfinch, spoke to COOConnect at FundForum 2015 about what Solvency II requires of insurers and their fund managers, how insurers and managers are proposing to meet the requirement, and what happens if the present measures do not work.

Posted on: 15 Jul, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Solvency II capital charges should be lowered

European regulators should lower the Solvency II capital charges for insurers investing into hedge funds just as they did for private equity, it has been argued.

Posted on: 03 Dec, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Managed accounts not necessarily answer to Solvency II capital adequacy regime challenges

Not all managed account structures will enable insurers to reduce their Solvency II capital charges, it has been warned.

Posted on: 10 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Investors to grow allocations to alternatives

More than 35% of institutional investors intend to increase their exposures to  alternative asset classes, according to data from Preqin.

Posted on: 20 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Asset management industry to shrink by half in next 15 years, says KPMG

Nearly half of all asset managers will not exist by 2030 as client demographics, technology and social behaviour undergo rapid transformation, according to a report by KPMG.

Posted on: 16 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Launches

Asset managers warned on legacy systems

Asset managers risk enormous operational risks because of their continuing dependence on legacy technology systems, according to Advent Software.

Posted on: 04 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Technology

Firms should enhance investor reporting well in advance of Solvency II and Basel III

Forward-thinking hedge fund managers should consider reporting position-level data to banks and insurers well in advance of Basel III and Solvency II deadlines, according to the chief operating officer at Mesirow Advanced Strategies, the $13.5 bil

Posted on: 05 Feb, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Pension fund capital requirements scrapped

The European Commission’s shelving of Pillar 1 capital requirements as previously mandated under the Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP) Directive will help facilitate continued pension fund investments into hedge funds and o

Posted on: 24 May, 2013
Posted in: Regulation


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