Tussle over UK insurance regs heats up ahead of Brexit

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority is standing its ground over its interpretation of Solvency II amid pressure from politicians and industry bodies. But on issues ranging from insurers’ capital requirements and assets to the UK’s departure from the EU and even what the PRA’s objectives should be, there is lively debate over how a future regulatory regime should look.

  • By Jasper Cox
  • 13 Mar 2018

Since its introduction in 2016, Solvency II has reshaped insurance regulation across Europe. But in the UK it has been met with annoyance by many in the industry, who do not perceive it as a clear improvement on the previous Individual Capital Adequacy Standards regime.

“Solvency II is ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 10,728.85 61 5.39%
2 UniCredit 9,811.25 71 4.93%
3 LBBW 9,752.95 65 4.90%
4 Natixis 9,399.97 49 4.73%
5 Commerzbank Group 9,151.46 56 4.60%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 73,578.00 306 6.49%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 70,348.05 260 6.21%
3 Citi 68,699.90 339 6.06%
4 Goldman Sachs 64,029.97 519 5.65%
5 HSBC 59,592.84 271 5.26%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 60,288.66 212 11.08%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 58,823.79 215 10.81%
3 Citi 54,782.74 258 10.07%
4 Goldman Sachs 48,014.74 458 8.82%
5 Morgan Stanley 45,602.96 250 8.38%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 6,934.65 26 7.24%
2 Commerzbank Group 5,481.12 21 5.73%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,303.97 23 5.54%
4 UniCredit 5,302.66 21 5.54%
5 Deutsche Bank 5,233.70 17 5.47%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 5,772.23 17 11.05%
2 Barclays 4,243.94 15 8.12%
3 Credit Suisse 4,111.44 13 7.87%
4 UBS 3,802.05 17 7.28%
5 BNP Paribas 3,641.74 15 6.97%