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Solvency II Back to Basics: Technical Provisions
Episode 1429th April 2024 • The Standard Formula • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
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“Technical provisions are crucial, as they form the fundamental basis for assessing the financial stability of insurance and reinsurance plans.”

In this episode of “The Standard Formula” podcast, Rob Chaplin, host and head of Skadden’s Europe Financial Institutions Group, is joined by colleague Mary Bonsu. Rob and Mary delve into the complexities of technical provisions under Solvency II, shedding light on crucial elements such as best estimate of liabilities and risk margins. They discuss factors influencing these elements, such as financial guarantees, future management actions and risk-free interest rate term structures.The conversation also touches on methods to mitigate short-term volatility, and contrasts Solvency II with IFRS 17.

💡 Meet Your Host 💡

Name: Robert Chaplin

Title: Partner, Insurance at Skadden

Specialty: Rob is the head of the Financial Institutions Group in Europe primarily focuses on transactional and advisory work in the insurance sector. He advises on mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and strategic reinsurances. He also counsels on regulatory issues, with an emphasis on Solvency II. 

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💡 Featured Guest 💡

Name: Mary Bonsu

What she does: Mary is a trainee solicitor in the Financial Institutions Group at Skadden.

Organization: Skadden

Words of wisdom: “Technical provisions can be seen as an insurer's main reserves.” 

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