ORSA

Evolution or revolution for Swiss insurers?

The word ‘change’ conjures up a myriad images and expectations. For some, it represents a threat. For others, it is possibility and potential. Which one it turns out to be for Swiss non-life insurers depends on how they grasp the need for transformation amid current challenges to the status quo.
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FINMA’s new Public Disclosure rules pose challenges for insurers

Beginning in financial year 2016, Swiss insurance companies will have to meet new minimum disclosures requirements. The rules – set out in the FINMA circular 2016/02 "Offenlegung Versicherer" – are part of the Swiss regulators’ ongoing policy of bringing Swiss supervision into line with its European Union peers under the Solvency II equivalence framework.
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Swiss ORSA – The Insurance Market Reaction

Following the recent issue of a new FINMA circular on ORSA, KPMG Switzerland surveyed leading Swiss insurers to evaluate their response to the new requirements and assess preparedness to comply. Results varied significantly, but one thing is clear: there is still work to be done!
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What is the future of the Swiss Solvency Test?

On 8 July 2015, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA put a revised package of circulars out for consultation. Many proposed changes have a direct and indirect impact on the Swiss Solvency Test (SST) and its use by Swiss insurers. The most significant impacts arise from the newly released circulars on public disclosure and ORSA.
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New Swiss ORSA for insurers – first impressions

Driven by the need for the Swiss insurance supervision system to be considered equivalent with the EU's new Solvency II directive (SII), on 8 July 2015 FINMA released a consultation on new Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) requirements for Swiss (re)insurers and captives. What does this require? Will it be a heavy burden?
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