Britain’s biggest insurance companies should be able to free up capital tied
up in reserves to fund growth in other areas, an FSA document to be released
this week will say.
The consultation document is set to recommend overhauling regulations which
many believe impose excessive targets for capital and reserves and will be
included in European Union regulations, by member states by 2010.
The new rules are expected to prevent a repeat of events in 2003 when the FSA
forced Standard Life to sell £7bn of equities following a collapse in stock
At the same time insurers are expected to adopt more sophisticated
Rules dating back to the 1970s currently force insurance groups to keep more
funds in their reserves than rival investment management firms.
Steve Absolom and Will Wright from KPMG Restructuring have been appointed joint administrators to City Motor Holdings and associated companies
Partners from Johnston Carmichael have been appointed as joint administrators to Axon Well Interventions Products UK
Begbies Traynor have been appointed administrators of William Anelay Ltd, York, one of Britain’s longest-established construction and heritage restoration companies
Smith & Williamson has been appointed administrators of charity 4Children