David Rule: A "D to Z" of current issues in insurance supervision

Speech by Mr David Rule, Executive Director of Insurance Supervision of the Bank of England, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23rd Annual Financials CEO Conference, London, 26 September 2018.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
02 October 2018

Today I want to take you on a quick tour of a number of live issues in our supervision of insurers.

Why a 'D to Z' and not an 'A to Z'? Because I am not going to talk about 'A' for assets as I gave a speech earlier this year on the use of illiquid assets and particularly equity release mortgages to back annuities. I am not going to talk about 'B' for Brexit. And I am not going to talk about 'C' for Climate Change, on which the Bank is today releasing our banking climate change review. I will though: