Oldwick, N.J. — The European Commission’s Solvency II directive, slated to take effect in 2012, is expected to substantially increase regulatory capital requirements for most European insurers, despite likely requiring no extra capital for the market as a whole, according to a report from A.M. Best. The Oldwick, N.J.-based global credit rating organization's report "Solvency II May Raise Most EU Insurers’ Regulatory Capital Requirements," is based on the analyses of consolidated results from the third impact study conducted by European insurance regulators.
A.M. Best’s report also describes other implications for the insurance industry, including how the new solvency regime will:
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