Insurance firms in Korea and elsewhere in Asia want to know how best to deal with looming risk-based capital rules, which their peers in Europe have already had to come to grips with.
Some in the insurance industry want to see European regulators reconsider their "punitive" risk charges for unlisted equity investments. This could have implications in Asia.
Capital adequacy rules have created an insane risk model for European insurers, but they offer Asian firms the chance to buy cheap assets, an AsianInvestor forum hears.
Asia-based risk managers at three European insurers have outlined where their firms need help from banks and fund houses. Greater regulatory harmonisation is also on the wish list.
Solvency II in Europe has given Sarasin CIO Burkhard Varnholt an intriguing idea for cautious but yield-hungry investors.