New Developments in Insurance Supervision. Tackling Solvency II and the Insurance Distribution Directive in the shadow of Banking Supervision.
European insurance supervision has undergone significant legislative changes during the last few years. Both prudential and conduct of business supervision have been – and will be – redesigned by Solvency II on the one hand, and the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) on the other hand. According to the European Commission’s recent proposal, the IDD should be applicable by October 2018.
This conference wishes to provide an in-depth evaluation of Solvency II and IDD. In the framework thereof it will be elaborated whether it is desirable that insurance supervision will continue to be inspired by concepts and ideas of banking supervision.
Representatives from different perspectives are invited to share their experiences. Not only the policymaking and supervisory level, but also the insurance industry itself and its consumers are consulted. Both European and national experts will participate.
This conference originates from a cooperation between Personal Rights & Property Rights and Business & Law, both research groups at the Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp.
For Personal Rights & Property Rights, the conference is hosted by the Antwerp Liability Law and Insurance Chair (ALLIC). ALLIC is chaired by prof. dr. Thierry Vansweevelt and prof. dr. Britt Weyts. The aim of this research chair is threefold: stimulating research, organizing a post-academic training since October 1st, 2017 and organizing conferences and study events. More information on www.allic.be (Antwerp Liability Law and Insurance Chair).
For Business & Law, the conference is hosted by prof. dr. Robby Houben. He is a professor at the University of Antwerp and lawyer at the Antwerp Bar, specialized in company and financial law. He regularly teaches on these topics at University Toulouse 1 Capitole (France), Uppsala University (Sweden) and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain) as a guest lecturer.
Morning Session (Chairperson Prof. Britt Weyts, University of Antwerp)
09:00 Arrival and registration of participants
09:30 Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Thierry Vansweevelt, University of Antwerp
09:40 New Developments in Insurance Supervision: Solvency II and Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)
Steffi Illegems, PhD Candidate, University of Antwerp
10:10 European Policymaking Perspective
Camille Graciani, Seconded National Expert at the Policy Department of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)
10:40 Coffee break
11:00 National Prudential Supervisor’s Perspective
Nicolas Colpaert, Policy Advisor at the Policy and Financial Stability Department of the National Bank of Belgium
11:30 National Conduct of Business Supervisor’s Perspective
Gregory Demal, member of the Board Committee of the Financial Services and Markets Authority
12:00 Q&A session with the representatives of the morning session
12:30 Lunch break
Afternoon Session (Chairperson Prof. Robby Houben, University of Antwerp)
13:30 Insurance Company’s Perspective
Johan De Bruycker, General Counsel at Ageas
14:00 Financial Conglomerate’s Perspective
Koen Ghijs, Senior Executive Risk, Belfius Insurance
14:30 Insurance Industry’s Perspective
Paul Windels, Director Risk & Finance and European Affairs at Assuralia
15:00 European Insurance Intermediaries’ Perspective
Nic De Maesschalck, Director of the European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries (BIPAR)
15:30 European Consumers’ Perspective
Greg Van Elsen, Senior Financial Services Officer of the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
16:00 Panel Discussion
Held by all representatives of both morning and afternoon sessions and moderated by chairperson Prof. Robby Houben
17:00 Final word by the chairperson, reception and end of conference
Location: Promotiezaal, Building Q, Campus Drie Eiken, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
Accessibility: Campus Drie Eiken is easily accessible by car or public transport. The most nearby airport is Antwerp Airport (Deurne). For more information, please check https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/campus-life/on-your-way-to-campus/travelling-to-antwerp/.
Price: 275 EUR (VAT excl.)
Included: registration fee, coffee break, lunch, reception and the conference report book.
Acknowledgement by the OVB and by the IGO are requested. The University of Antwerp is accredited as training provider for the FSMA under number 50045B.
Registration: please register online via https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/faculteiten/faculteit-rechten/leerstoelen-en-fonds/allic/new-developments-in-insutance-superv/registration/
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