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UK: Corporate Insurance Newsletter – August 2018

The Hogan Lovells’ Corporate Insurance Newsletter for August has been published.  This provides a round-up of UK, EU and international regulatory developments relevant to UK based insurance market participants.  In this issue, amongst other items, we cover: Publication by the Government of various Brexit related papers including guidance from HM Treasury on preparation for a

Posted in Regulatory and legislative updates, UK

UK: Corporate Insurance Newsletter – July 2018

The Hogan Lovells’ Corporate Insurance Newsletter for July has been published.  This provides a round-up of UK, EU and international regulatory developments relevant to UK based insurance market participants.  In this issue, amongst other items, we cover: Publication by the FCA and PRA of new policy statements and consultation papers relating to the implementation of

Posted in Italy, Regulatory and legislative updates

Italy: IVASS reviews rules on corporate governance system and outsourcing

IVASS published on 5 June Regulation no. 38 concerning provisions on the corporate governance system (the “Regulation“) implementing EIOPA Guidelines pursuant to Solvency II Directive. The Regulation will be applicable to: (i) insurance and reinsurance undertakings having a registered office in Italy (ii) the Italian branches of insurance and reinsurance undertakings having a registered office

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UK: PPI Update – July 2018

FCA Consultation Paper 18/18 On 4 July 2018, the FCA released a Consultation Paper providing guidance and seeking responses on PPI mis-selling complaints, and the issue of recurring non-disclosure of commissions. The consultation follows the publication in August 2017 of amendments to provisions the FCA Handbook relating to the handling of PPI mis-selling complaints (DISP

Posted in Regulatory and legislative updates, UK

UK: The FCA and the PRA have released near final rules on the Senior Managers and Certification Regime

On 4 July 2018, the FCA and the PRA released near final rules on the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). While the majority of the rules remain the same, the regulators have made a few changes and have also provided a significant amount of extra guidance to firms who will be

Posted in Regulatory and legislative updates, UK

UK: Corporate Insurance Newsletter – June 2018

The Hogan Lovells’ Corporate Insurance Newsletter for June has been published.  This provides a round-up of UK, EU and international regulatory developments relevant to UK based insurance market participants.  In this issue, amongst other items, we cover: Papers published by HM Treasury, the Bank of England, FCA and EIOPA about preparing for Brexit Publication by

Posted in Italy, Regulatory and legislative updates

Italy: Insurance based investment products: Consob simplifies transparency requirements for life insurance undertakings

On 28 June Consob (the Italian supervisory authority on financial markets) launched a public consultation regarding amendments to its Regulation adopted with Resolution No. 11971 of 14 May 1999 (“Consob Regulation on Issuers”) in order to review the pre-contractual information requirements to be met by insurance undertakings when issuing insurance products with financial content (i.e.

Posted in Asia, China and Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Regulatory and legislative updates, Singapore, Vietnam

Changes in insurance regulation: China / Hong Kong / Singapore / Indonesia / Vietnam

Our Asia insurance regulatory tracker for the first quarter of 2018 is attached. It includes updates on the introduction of an insurance levy in Hong Kong, a consultation on agency recruitment incentives in Singapore, and new measures in relation to the use of insurance funds in China.

Posted in Italy, Regulatory and legislative updates

Italian law implementing the IDD is published in the Official Journal

On 16 June Legislative Decree No. 68/2018 aimed at implementing the IDD (the “Legislative Decree“) was published on the Italian Official Journal. The Legislative Decree will significantly impact the rules currently in force in Italy on insurance mediation set out by the Italian Insurance Code and the Italian Consolidated Financial Act.

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Italy: IVASS secondary level provisions implementing the Insurance Distribution Directive (“IDD”)

On 8 June IVASS launched three public consultations on its draft regulations providing for secondary level legislation regarding insurance and reinsurance distribution, pre-contractual transparency requirements to be met in connection with the distribution of insurance products and on administrative sanctions. Although the Legislative Decree approved by the Italian Government on 16 May aimed at implementing

Posted in Regulatory and legislative updates, UK

UK: Corporate Insurance Newsletter – May 2018

The Hogan Lovells’ Corporate Insurance Newsletter for May has been published.  This provides a round-up of UK, EU and international regulatory developments relevant to UK based insurance market participants.  In this issue, amongst other items, we cover: Publication of the FCA’s finalised guidance on its approach to Part VII transfers of insurance business Publication by the

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UK: Part VII insurance transfers of business: FCA publishes final guidance

Following a consultation from May to August 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority has issued its long awaited final guidance on its approach to the review of insurance business transfers under Part VII of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.  Although the Prudential Regulation Authority takes the lead on managing the process of a Part

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How will pharmacogenetics influence the life insurance industry?

Pharmacogenetics is the study of how genes affect a person’s reaction to medicines. The combination of pharmacology (the science of drugs) and genomics (the study of genes and their functions) leads to the development of medications that will be effective and safe, as they will be tailored to a person’s genetic make-up. A small blood

Posted in Regulatory and legislative updates, USA

US – Game changer: Oklahoma’s new insurance business transfer law could set precedent for other states

On 7 May 2018, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law a measure that, effective 1 November 2018, will allow an insurer or reinsurer, through a court supervised process, to transfer a portfolio of business to another insurer domiciled in Oklahoma without the affirmative consent of policyholders or insureds, becoming the first U.S. state to

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Insurance M&A 2017/2018

Following up on our 2018 Insurance Horizons brochure, which comments on legal and regulatory trends and developments across the insurance industry, we have today released Insurance M&A 2017/2018, a paper that takes a closer look at M&A activity across the sector. Click here to continue reading…

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Insurance Horizons 2018

As a global insurance industry team, we aim to follow industry trends and developments as closely as possible in order to deliver well informed perspectives and thought leadership to our clients and contacts. Our Insurance Horizons 2018 brochure considers the impact of technology, interest rates, protectionism, excess capacity in the reinsurance market and cyber risk.

Posted in Regulatory and legislative updates, UK

UK: Corporate Insurance Newsletter – April 2018

The Hogan Lovells’ Corporate Insurance Newsletter for April has been published.  This provides a round-up of UK, EU and international regulatory developments relevant to UK based insurance market participants.  In this issue, amongst other items, we cover: A number of PRA consultation papers on Solvency II reporting matters The FCA and PRA business plans for

Posted in European Union, Regulatory and legislative updates, UK

Are you a credit insurer? Or a bank which relies on credit insurance? Now is the time to respond to the PRA’s consultation on unfunded guarantees

It has now been two months since the PRA opened a consultation on the eligibility of unfunded guarantees as a form of credit risk mitigation for banks. The consultation will remain open for responses for two and a half more weeks – until 16 May 2018. Although the consultation relates to banking regulation, the consultation

Posted in Italy, Regulatory and legislative updates

Italy: IVASS extends to EU insurers its recent guidelines to simplify insurance policy wording

In a letter to the market published by IVASS yesterday, the Italian insurance regulator expressly clarified that the scope of application of the guidelines set out in a previous letter to the market also includes EU insurance undertakings acting in Italy under both the right of establishment and freedom of services regimes. Click here to

Posted in Regulatory and legislative updates, UK

UK: Corporate Insurance Newsletter – March 2018

The Hogan Lovells’ Corporate Insurance Newsletter for March has been published.  This provides a round-up of UK, EU and international regulatory developments relevant to UK based insurance market participants.  In this issue, amongst other items, we cover: A number of items related to Brexit, including papers from the PRA and FCA, Theresa May’s speech and

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UK: Treasury Commons Select Committee Economic Crime Inquiry

On 29 March 2018, the Treasury Commons Select Committee (the “Committee“) announced an inquiry into economic crime in the UK.  The inquiry will have two strands: the  anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing and sanctions regimes in relation to which the Committee is seeking evidence on, amongst other matters, the scale of sanctions violations in the UK,

Posted in Regulatory and legislative updates, UK

UK: The new Civil Liability Bill – will it mean a better discount rate soon?

The Government’s proposed Civil Liability Bill has just had its first reading in Parliament. The Bill proposes a new method of calculating the discount rate and ways in which to reduce the number of whiplash claims. The discount rate The discount rate is the percentage used to adjust compensation awards for victims of serious personal

Posted in Regulatory and legislative updates, UK

UK: Corporate Insurance Newsletter – February 2018

The Hogan Lovells’ Corporate Insurance Newsletter for February has been published.  This provides a round-up of UK, EU and international regulatory developments relevant to UK based insurance market participants.  In this issue, amongst other items, we cover: Regulators’ response to the delay of the application date of the Insurance Distribution Directive The PRA’s final  response