LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best will participate in the 2015 European Solvency II Summit, to be held 24-26 February in Brussels.
Anthony Silverman, senior financial analyst at A.M. Best’s London office, will present in a session on the topic, “Assessing Rating Agencies and Solvency II” on 25 February.
In a report published in November 2014, titled “Solvency II Progresses, But Significant Challenges In Store for Insurers,” A.M. Best noted that regulatory solvency calculations do not directly affect underlying solvency, so A.M. Best would not expect Solvency II to have an automatic effect on the ratings of a European insurer. Mr. Silverman added, “However, regulatory solvency is an important part of the commercial environment that may affect competitive positions over time, and A.M. Best would expect managements’ reactions to be calibrated with reference to their effect on ratings.”
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Information about the summit is available at http://www.infoline.org.uk.
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