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The Solvency II Handbook: Practical Approaches to Implementation

Edited By René Doff


Written by insurers for insurers, The Solvency II Handbook: Practical Approaches to Implementation is a hugely important text for all practitioners in the field, as well as consultants and students. Focusing on implementation and the challenges, it'll help you to solve practical problems in your day to day job saving you time and costly mistakes.

As the title suggests this book focuses on the practical side of Solvency II and the actual implementation. The original best-selling Solvency II Handbook, published in 2009, focused on the theory with a detailed examination of the main requirements and impacts of Solvency II to insurers and reinsurers. Both books complement each other and should be read by anyone dealing with Solvency II in any capacity. Read more about the original Solvency II Handbook here.

Publish date: 29 Oct 2014

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Book description

Solvency II is being implemented in 2016.  Larger companies are making progress but are still interested in hearing each other’s stories. Smaller companies who started later are now in the phase of finalising their Solvency II projects. Now is the time when they will need to resolve any issues that arise; this book provides answers to their questions.

Edited by best-selling author René Doff, this book focuses on the implementation and challenges of Solvency II. Including many case studies from insurers, you will gain a very interesting and useful snapshot of Solvency II implementation. Organised around the three pillars of Solvency II, topics covered include:

- Internal models and Solvency II
- Managing model risk
- Solvency II and reinsurance
- ORSA: A forward-looking approach to risk and capital management
- Reporting challenges under Solvency II
- The holistic balance sheet
- Capital for operational risk

Book details

Book - 9781782721888 / eBook - 9781782721987
Publish date
29 Oct 2014
155mm x 235mm

Editor biography

René Doff

René Doff is an enterprise risk management (ERM) and Solvency II specialist, working as an independent trainer and consultant. He has held positions at various banks and insurance companies across Europe, including the European Insurance Federation, and set up and chaired the first Solvency II working group in the Neth­erlands. In addition to his writing on insurance issues, René edited The Solvency II Handbook: Practical Approaches to Implementation, has contributed to a number of practitioner journals, teaches at the University of Amsterdam and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

Table of contents

Marcelo Cruz

Part 1 - General Update

1. Update of Solvency II
Olav Jones (Insurance Europe)

2. Internal models and Solvency II
Paolo Cadoni and Christian Kerfriden (PRA/Bank of England)

3. Insurance liabilities under IFRS Phase II and Solvency II
Francesco Nagari and Derek Haynes (Deloitte LLP)

Part 2 - Pillar I Issues

4. Solvency II and mutual insurance companies
Markku Miettinen, Annina Pietinalho and Lauri Saraste (Tapiola)

5. The journey towards an approved internal model
Yannis Totos and Panagiotis Kouvalis (Interamerican P&C)

6. Managing model risk
Tjeerd Degenaar (Delta Lloyd)

7. The road to solvency II for a life insurance company
Arthur Hordijk (Nationale Nederlanden Life)

8. Solvency II and reinsurance
Jurgen Wielandts (Aon Benfield)

Part 3 - Pillar II Issues

9. ORSA: A forward-looking approach to risk and capital management
Anton Seidel (Swiss Re)

10. Risk governance
Jérôme Berset (Zurich)

11. Operational risk and Solvency II
Wim van de Kraats (Aegon)

Part 4 - Pillar III Issues

12. Reporting challenges under Solvency II
Tobias Buecheler and Reinhard Eckl (Allianz Group)

13. Reporting processes
Gian Luca De Marchi (Unipol)

14. The audit of Solvency II information
Gert-Jan Heuvelink and Albert Zoon (PwC)

Part 5 - Other Matters

15. The holistic balance sheet: A different European approach for pension funds?
Erwin Fransen and Niels Kortleve (PGGM)

16. Review of the capital adequacy framework in Singapore
Lee Wai Yi (MAS Singapore)

17. Capital for operational risk: some fundamental flaws
Rene Doff (University of Amsterdam)

18. Reputational risk: success is trust-dependent
Rene Doff (University of Amsterdam) and Ina Catrinescu (RepliQ Consulting)


I read the book with a lot of interest as it is built on real life experience, it makes the content extremely interesting and tangible. Very well done!!

Emmanuel van Grimbergen
Group Risk Officer and Member of the Management Committee, Ageas

“Chapters represent the shared experiences of specialists from a range of disciplines including underwriting, actuarial, risk management, regulation, accounting and audit. They deal with all three Pillars of Solvency II and provide views from non-life, life, pensions, mutual and reinsurance sectors…
…From my own perspective, I found that many chapters shone fresh light on the impact of Solvency II and it was useful to get a broad view of what is actually happening in insurers. I particularly valued the chapter on the comparison of insurance liabilities under IFRS 4 Phase II and Solvency II ... and the chapter on reputational risk .”
Extracts from a review by Prof. Derek Atkins, Cass Business School, chairman of the Board Risk Committee for Trust Re and partner at Reputability,

The full review can be read here

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