The publication of EIOPA’s final guidelines for the preparation of Solvency II should reinvigorate insurers’ Solvency II preparations. These guidelines are a key milestone towards Solvency II’s implementation.
EIOPA published the results of its Long-Term Guarantee Assessment (‘LTGA’) on 14th June 2013. This proposed extending the scope of the ‘classical matching adjustment’ to non-life liabilities, provided these comply with the qualifying criteria.
The aim of this paper is to help insurers cut through the detail by looking at the underlying trends that are shaping the latest regulatory developments, the thinking behind them and the implications for their strategy and operations.
Whether to opt for an internal model, the standard formula or one of the options in between is one of the most crucial decisions within Solvency II. It not only affects your firm's capital requirements, but also the way the business is managed and perceived by stakeholders.
Your documentation is the public face of your Solvency II programme. It helps you to make a convincing case to your supervisor that your capabilities and approach are fit for purpose. How can you provide the right kind of documentation to demonstrate compliance without swamping your business in needless paperwork?
Insurers seek to structure their operations so that they are capital and tax efficient - Solvency II has changed the playing field. The fifth quantitative impact study (QIS5) has demonstrated that capital management structures that are tailored to existing regulation are likely to be less efficient under Solvency II. What can you do to improve your capital position?