Other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated by forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: domestic and global economic and business conditions; asset prices; market related risks such as fluctuations in interest rates and exchange rates, the potential for a sustained low-interest rate environment, and the performance of financial markets generally; the policies and actions of governmental and/or regulatory authorities, including, for example, new government initiatives related to the financial crisis and the effect of the European Union's "Solvency II" requirements on the Group's capital maintenance requirements; the impact of inflation and deflation; market development and government actions regarding the referendum on UK membership of the European Union; market competition; changes in assumptions in pricing and reserving for insurance business (particularly with regard to mortality and morbidity trends, gender pricing and lapse rates); the timing, impact and other uncertainties of future acquisitions or combinations within relevant industries; risks associated with arrangements with third parties; inability of reinsurers to meet obligations or unavailability of reinsurance coverage; the impact of changes in capital, solvency or accounting standards, and tax and other legislation and regulations in the jurisdictions in which members of the Group operate.11.
I believe the impact of regulatory developments will change the landscape of the UK life insurance industry, providing Phoenix with a number of opportunities to grow our business."2.
Operating companies' cash generation is a measure of cash and cash equivalents, remitted by the Group's operating subsidiaries to the holding companies and is available to cover dividends, bank interest and repayments and other items.4.
Over the past few months, the Group has seen the introduction of the new Solvency II capital regime as well as the publication of the Financial Conduct Authority's ('FCA') thematic review of the fair treatment of long-standing customers in life insurance.
Adapting to this regulatory change has involved a considerable amount of work for the Group, in particular in relation to Solvency II.
The Shareholder Capital coverage ratio of 154% excludes Solvency II own funds and SCR of unsupported with-profit funds and Group pension schemes.