Thursday, 6 October 2011

More on FSA Solvency II delay to 2014

Some cute contradictions beginning to emerge off the back of the FSA's pronouncement on extending the IMAP window to 2013 and the go-live date itself to 2014 - EIOPA's top man Carlos Montalvo warned the following day not to "put Solvency II in the fridge" (chillingly?), which is all well and good when Omnibus II appears to be pretty well refrigerated itself!

Similarly, Post magazine have reported that smaller firms will be relatively happy at the FSA's news on the basis that they are not as far down the road. Interestingly one of the "Big Small" firms, LV+, has an executive quoted in the Wall Street Journal no less to express his dissatisfaction at the "unhelpful" prospect of delay, and noting that they plan to crack on with a 2013 target.

It should be noted that the quote was pulled from a press release from some Marketforce research due to be published in November which seems to be focused on supporting the very early adoption ruled out in the same week!

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