Solvency II at the gates: benefits and risks of the new insurance regulation

  • Investors and insurance policyholders are often confronted with complex products and providers' opaque organisational structures. At the same time, the possibility that their claims will not be honoured often poses an existential risk. Financial regulation therefore aims at putting in place a financial services framework that will safeguard market processes whilst also protecting consumers. However, benefits of regulation are accompanied by certain risks, as can be exemplified with the case of insurance regulation.

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Author:Helmut GründlGND
Parent Title (German):SAFE policy letter series ; 48
Series (Serial Number):SAFE policy letter (48)
Publisher:SAFE, Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Working Paper
Date of Publication (online):2015/11/20
Date of first Publication:2015/11/20
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/01/12
Tag:insurance; regulation
Page Number:6
Institutes:Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Wissenschaftliche Zentren und koordinierte Programme / House of Finance (HoF)
Wissenschaftliche Zentren und koordinierte Programme / Center for Financial Studies (CFS)
Wissenschaftliche Zentren und koordinierte Programme / Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE)
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht