After the closing of the interview phase, ILS markets have gone through an extraordinary period facing rapid changes. The latest key developments until July 2009 are summarised as follows: There is a common understanding that state-of-the-art principle-based solvency regimes are imperative to maintain the financial stability of the insurance industry globally. In Europe, the last QIS 5 will be done in 2010 in order to test the soundness of the announced Solvency 2 architecture (Level 1 of the process). The European Commission started in 2009 with the design of the implementation measures necessary for the finalisation until 2012 (Level 2). Further, a comprehensive reform of the EU insurance oversight is being discussed which may result in three committees, each for the supervision of insurance, banking, and securities (Level 3).
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