• BaFin: "We are fighting a battle on three fronts" against pandemic enemy

    12 May 2020

    Felix Hufeld acknowledges life insurers "had their own battles to fight - for years"

  • Suspension of dividend payments, more firepower for the investment teams?

    09 April 2020

    As some insurers follow suit on regulators' urge not to pay dividends and others refuse to comply, Vincent Huck looks at whether dividend retention could result in more ammunition for the investment teams to invest in markets

  • SII reporting delays: thanks but no thanks

    01 April 2020

    As European regulators offer some leeway on Solvency II regulatory reporting deadlines, insurers seem inclined to follow the original schedule. Begging the question of how to account for the COVID-19 impact. David Walker reports

  • Watchdogs urge insurers to use buffers, not sell assets

    25 March 2020

    Regulators worldwide are leaping in to protect insurers' assets from undue risk

  • Insurers must demonstrate resilience to low interest rates, BaFin chief says

    20 January 2020

    Felix Hufeld also warned "green does not automatically mean low risk"

  • BaFin tells insurers to step up efforts on climate change

    17 December 2019

    Mandatory reporting a question of time, according to the German regulator

  • Sustainability: to regulate or not regulate?

    05 December 2019

    Financial regulation has a role to play in tackling climate change, but it cannot be a silver bullet. So the time has come for policymakers to step up their game, delegates at the Insurance and Climate Risk conference heard. Vincent Huck reports

  • IERM Conference: "Low rates shouldn't stop guaranteed products" BaFin's Grund

    04 December 2019

    Shifting risk to the consumer is not the solution, says Germany's chief supervisor

  • BaFin data shows life investments out of step with broader industry

    26 November 2019

    Insurance Risk Data allows detailed analysis at entity level

  • Related holdings dominate German reinsurers' investments

    25 November 2019

    BaFin finds holdings three times as large as reinsurers' combined credit and debt investments