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From Brussels with love: A perspective on developing insurance regulation at the EU level

(CII Thinkpiece 74)

With Solvency II implementation at the forefront of the agenda, the European Insurance & Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) now firmly in place, and some key reforms imminent governing insurance distribution, the EU insurance regulation landscape is more relevant to individual firms than ever before.

In this rare and special opportunity, Karel van Hulle, the European Commission's lead official on insurance & occupational pensions, and author of many of the regulatory proposals under discussion in these areas, offers his own strictly personal view of insurance regulation in the post-financial crisis world.

This article could be read in conjunction with CII Thinkpiece 75 by Gabriel Bernardino, Chair of the European Insurnace & Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA). 

This article is loosely based on a presentation by Mr van Hulle to the Insurance Institute of London at Lloyd's of London on 8 March 2012. See the podcast of his speech entitled Insurance regulatory developments in the EU.

To read the full Thinkpiece, please see the "Document links" box to the right.

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