The new UK legislation for companies in financial difficulty represents a fundamental shift in approach to restructuring in Europe and adds an important new tool to the UK restructuring framework. https://eurorestructuring.weil.com/reform-proposals-and-implementations/the-new-restructuring-plan-in-depth/ … [Read more...] about The New Restructuring Plan – In Depth
This article first appeared in Insurance Day on the 10th of March 2020Continental European insurance groups are turning to legacy transactions to reduce the cost and disruption to their business of digital transformation. The European legacy market is maturing – and it is operational efficiency that is becoming more and more of a key … [Read more...] about In Continental Europe, Legacy Transfer is a Tool for Operational Efficiency as Digitalisation Costs Increase
Memorable MemoriesIt is a momentous year as IRLA (The Association of Run-Off Companies as it was originally known) was formed 20 years ago. IRLA began as a city-based group of like-minded (re)insurance, intermediary and professional service companies and professionals, and has become an association with the international breadth of membership to influence the way in which … [Read more...] about IRLA Celebrates 20 Years!
AIRROC’s Carolyn Fahey participated in The Insurance Insider Roundtable with other prominent players in the legacy market. It was held in May, 2018, during the annual IRLA Congress in Brighton, England. The Roundtable was a spirited and enlightening discussion on the current optimism in the legacy market, the impact of Brexit, and the overall outlook and trends for the legacy … [Read more...] about IRLA Legacy Roundtable
The panel consisted of: Richard Lawson, Global Head of Client Engagement at Pro Insurance Solutions Ltd; Ian Harvey, Head of Claims Strategy at Pro Insurance; and Joe Froehlich, Partner at Locke Lord, LLP. Richard Lawson provided an overview of the U.K. Employers Liability market, which he noted was similar to but not the same as workers' compensation in the U.S. This coverage … [Read more...] about Legacy U.K. Employers Liability
In The Legacy Market article that ran in the Spring 2017 issue, we discussed the various exit and capital release tools available to the European insurance market with each providing different degrees of finality and capital relief. The second Legacy Market article which ran in the Fall issue, discussed the first finality statute available in the U.S. and steps taken by other … [Read more...] about The Legacy Market: Resistance. Protection. Equivalence. Vision. That Order.
In a world where “strong and stable” equates to weak and uncertain, the European legacy market remains strong and stable (as defined by the Oxford Dictionary), transparent, and continues to deliver Certainty (the capital C is not a typo!) and a cleaner, leaner and stronger balance sheet to each carrier that engages in the process through the implementation of the most … [Read more...] about The Legacy Market: Strength. Stability. Transparency. Certainty. That Order.
On January 13, 2017, the United States and the European Union (EU) concluded negotiations on the first insurance covered agreement after this novel multilateral international agreement, envisioned and promoted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) and the U.S. state insurance regulators who are its members, was authorized by Title V of the Dodd-Frank … [Read more...] about Twisting in the Wind: Covered Agreement Dangling by Uncertainty and Politics
The insurance industry has shown through the years that it has a remarkable ability to respond to challenges, and to adopt and adapt, whether this relates to a new financial or regulatory framework or to respond to demands for new products and solutions. One of the biggest challenges that the European industry faced in recent years was the implementation of Solvency II, the … [Read more...] about The Legacy Market: Innovation. Flexibility. Creativity. Capital Appeal. That Order.
On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom held a referendum on membership in the European Union (EU), which the country had joined in 1973. As a surprise to many, the referendum resulted in a majority favoring an exit. The Brexit vote prompted a change in political leadership in the following month, with Theresa May being appointed Prime Minister. On March 29, 2017, the United … [Read more...] about Brexit Implications for the Runoff Business: A Macroeconomic Perspective
On January 13, 2017, the Secretary of the Treasury (“Treasury”), the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) and the European Union (“EU”) took the industry and regulators alike by surprise when they issued a press release announcing the completion of negotiations and the finalization of the “Bilateral Agreement Between the European Union and the United States of America on … [Read more...] about Does Covered Mean Equal? EU and U.S. Bilateral Agreement on Insurance and Reinsurance
Part 3: The case for expanding the Rhode Island Insurance Business Transfer to other lines of businessCurrent global market conditions have increased pressure on business leaders to focus on efficient capital management with an eye towards long-term trends. Rhode Island’s amendments to Insurance Regulation 68 are the first step in providing greater flexibility to the U.S. … [Read more...] about Can U.S. Insurance Companies Afford Not to Restructure?