Tag Archives : Karel Van Hulle

Van Hulle says that Solvency 2 delays hurt European insurers

Further delays to the implementation of Solvency 2 will compromise the ability of European insurers to deliver protection for their clients in a riskier world, according to Professor Karel Van Hulle, speaking at the Risk Management Forum of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) in Maastricht today (Monday). Continue reading


Solvency 2 waits for agreement on long-term guarantee valuations

This autumn, the European Parliament and Council along with the Commission will discuss, in what they call a ‘trialogue’, an effort to adopt the Omnibus 2 Directive, which is itself an update of Solvency 2.

The topic currently delaying progress on adoption of the directive is long-term guarantee products. How should financial instruments with a life span of 20, 30 or more years be valued in the current economic environment while respecting market-consistent valuation which is at the core of the Solvency 2 philosophy? Continue reading


Interview with Gaetan Lefèvre

Interview with Gaetan Lefèvre, BELRIM’s President on the FERMA Forum 2013 Continue reading


Julia Graham looks forward to the European risk management gathering in Holland at the end of September.

Former Airmic chair Julia Graham looks ahead to the FERMA risk management forum, which aims to help risk managers grow their stature.

For years as risk managers, we have talked about influencing the organisations we work for, says former Airmic chair Julia Graham. “Now if we seize the opportunity, we will find that more top management than ever before is willing to listen to their risk and insurance managers as trusted advisors.” Continue reading


Karel Van Hulle to address the Forum

Karel Van Hulle, head of the insurance and pensions unit of the European Commission from 2004 until February 2013, will be a keynote speaker at the FERMA Forum in Maastricht starting on 29 September. During this time, his main responsibility was the preparation of the new prudential regulation of insurance and reinsurance, Solvency II. Continue reading