Featured Product

    BoE Working Paper on Capital Regulation and Product Market Outcomes

    March 02, 2018

    BoE published a working paper that examines the impact of the introduction of a risk-based capital regulation regime in 2002 on product market outcomes for the insurance industry in the United Kingdom. The main contribution of that paper is that it helps to accurately measure regulatory constraints using proprietary data on stress-test submissions of insurance firms from the BoE.

    Using proprietary data on stress-test submissions from the BoE, a measure of firm-level shocks to regulatory constraints is developed that is plausibly exogenous to shifts in insurance demand. The paper finds that constrained firms reduced underwriting relative to unconstrained firms, particularly for traditional insurance products that became more capital-intensive in the new regulatory regime. The reduction in underwriting was not as pronounced for linked products and products that are mainly investment vehicles such as mutual funds, implying a shift in the equilibrium product mix from traditional to linked. The paper also shows that a higher proportion of constrained firms restructured their balance sheets by transferring assets and liabilities and went through reorganizations—that is, a change in the legal owner of the firm.

     

    Related Link: Working Paper (PDF)

    Keywords: Europe, UK, Insurance, Banking, Securities, Capital Regulation, Product Market Outcomes, Stress Testing, BoE

    Featured Experts
    Related Articles
    News

    EBA Publishes Phase 2 of Technical Package on Reporting Framework 2.10

    EBA published phase 2 of the technical package on the reporting framework 2.10, providing the technical tools and specifications for implementation of EBA reporting requirements.

    July 10, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    FASB Proposes to Delay Implementation of Insurance Contracts Standard

    FASB issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update that would grant insurance companies, adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, an additional year to implement the Accounting Standards Update No. 2018-12 on targeted improvements to accounting for long-duration insurance contracts, or LDTI (Topic 944).

    July 09, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA Calls on Resolution Authorities to Consider Impact of COVID Crisis

    EBA published a statement on resolution planning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    July 09, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    ESMA Updates Reporting Manual on European Single Electronic Format

    ESMA updated the reporting manual on the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF).

    July 09, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    BCBS and FSB Set Out Recommendations for Benchmark Transition

    BCBS and FSB published a report on supervisory issues associated with benchmark transition.

    July 09, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    APRA Updates Regulatory Approach to Loan Deferrals Amid COVID Crisis

    APRA updated the regulatory approach for loans subject to repayment deferrals amid the COVID-19 crisis.

    July 09, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    IAIS Sets Out Recommendations for Benchmark Transition for Insurers

    IAIS published a report on supervisory issues associated with benchmark transition from an insurance perspective.

    July 09, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    BCBS Finalizes Revisions to Credit Valuation Adjustment Risk Framework

    BCBS Finalizes Revisions to Credit Valuation Adjustment Risk Framework

    July 08, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    PRA Statement on Application of Matching Adjustment Amid Crisis

    PRA published a statement to insurers that clarifies the approach to application of the matching adjustment during COVID-19 crisis.

    July 07, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA Provides Clarity on Implementation of Certain COVID-19 Policies

    EBA published a report on the implementation of selected COVID-19 policies within the prudential framework for banking sector.

    July 07, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 5454