ABI International Regulation Seminar

ABI International Regulation Seminar

Collision or Convergence?
A New World Order for the International Insurance Market?

Tuesday, 26 June 2012
14:00 – 17:20

An ABI Financial Regulation Half Day Seminar

In partnership with Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street
London EC2V 5HA

The collapse or forced bail-outs of a series of large, financial institutions in 2008 threw both markets and governments into turmoil. Now the fate of some European economies threatens even larger ructions. Policymakers around the world have responded with a vigorous programme of reforms, and it has already become clear that some of the regulatory upheavals in progress will have a significant impact on the strategic decisions of UK and international insurers.

With further major revamps waiting in the wings, the Commission is stepping up work on crisis management and shadow banking and the IAIS considering whether and how insurers could be “too big to fail”. China and other major economies are reviewing their approaches to insurance regulations. Meanwhile, the logjam in WTO negotiations along with creeping protectionism in both developing and developed economies present further challenges.

Now is the perfect time to take a closer look at what this all means for the future of insurance in the UK and Europe.

Sessions in this seminar will cover a range of topics including:

• whether we will see harmonization or discord in international regulation – covering, amongst other things: the changing US regulatory landscape and Solvency II equivalence

• data protection vs. data mining – the new battle ground?

• systemic risk – can an insurer be “too big to fail”?

• an international trade panel discussion – with particular focus on the growing importance of Asian markets

Who should attend:

• CEOs

• CFOs and General Counsel

• Senior management and decision makers

• Chief Risk Officers in UK insurance companies or non-UK insurance companies active in the UK

Many of the topics will also have relevance to insurers considering whether to establish in, or move from, the UK.

Admission to this event is free*

*Free to qualifying delegates

Registration will open on the day at 13:15 for a prompt start at 14:00.

The half day seminar will conclude with a networking reception on the Sidley Austin LLP terrace (weather permitting) from 17:30.

A programme for the day, including speakers, will be made available on the ABI website and from ABI and Sidley Austin LLP representatives shortly.

For more information on the content, please email Joel Lewis, Policy Adviser, Financial Regulation & Taxation) at joel.lewis@abi.org.uk

For any general enquiries with regard to the seminars please email ABIEvents@abi.org.uk or call 020 7216 7487.

Important Notice to all potential delegates (members and non-members):

If you do not have an ABI website username and password:

Before completing the event registration booking form you will need an ABI website username and password. If you do not have one, please email Directorate.support@abi.org.uk with the following information: First name, Surname, Job Title, Company Name, Business Address, Business Phone Number, Mobile Number (if applicable), Email Address.

Once you have been issued with a username and password you may proceed to the ABI International Regulation seminar event page and complete the event registration booking form by clicking the below links. Apologies for any inconvenience but registrations do need to be submitted through the ABI website.


Sidley Austin LLP
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street
London EC2V 5HA


Event Date : 26/06/2012 

or Call 020 7216 7487