The Standard Formula: Solvency II for Insurers

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Understanding Insurance Resolution Regimes
Insurance partner Rob Chaplin is joined by colleague Lamya Al-Yazdi as they introduce our “Standard Formula” listeners to the three emergent insurance resolution regimes that deal with the failure, or potential failure, of insurers. 

International Association of Insurance Supervisors: Who They Are and Their Industry Impact
Standard Formula host Rob Chaplin was joined by European counsel George Belcher and associate Feargal Ryan to discuss the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, including its main activities, future developments and current issues.

Bermuda Monetary Authority Proposes Enhancements to its Regulatory Regime
In our latest installment of “The Standard Formula” podcast, partner Rob Chaplin and associate Ilianna Kotini discuss the proposals made in the Bermuda Monetary Authority's latest consultation paper, which are focused on the BMA’s plan to enhance the regulatory and supervisory regime for commercial insurers and insurance groups. Given the wealth of business reinsured in Bermuda, the changes are of interest to the entire insurance industry.

Comparing Prudential Solvency Regulatory Regimes
In this episode of “The Standard Formula” podcast, partners Rob Chaplin and Patrick Lewis are joined by Neil Horner of Bermuda-based ASW Law to discuss and contrast EU/UK Solvency II, U.S. risk-based capital and the Bermuda solvency capital requirement, as well as equivalent rating agency requirements.

The Edinburgh Reforms: Big Bang 2.0 or Thoughtful Change?
In this episode of “The Standard Formula” podcast, host Robert Chaplin is joined by investment management partner Greg Norman to discuss the Edinburgh Reforms, which serve as the UK’s most significant divergence to date from EU financial services regulation. Although the Reforms focus on Brexit freedoms, many of the proposals are aimed at regulation that originates domestically and are intended to secure the UK’s status as a leading financial center.

UK Government Announces Post-Brexit Solvency II Reforms
In the first episode of our new podcast, host Robert Chaplin and guest Azad Ali, from Skadden’s UK and EU financial services practice, discuss the UK government’s recently announced post-Brexit Solvency II reforms. Known as Solvency UK, the reformed regime is expected to boost innovation, assist the government’s drive for investment and release a considerable amount of regulatory capital from UK carriers’ balance sheets.