IAIS publishes the Summer issue of its newsletter. The newsletter highlights that IAIS published its a review of its work in 2018, the strategic plan for 2020–2024, and the public roadmap for 2019. The review of the work in 2018 highlights that IAIS moved closer to finalizing the post-crisis reform agenda. The strategic plan for 2020–2024 incorporates strategies to respond to the trends and developments in ways that best add value to members and leverage the potential for effective collaboration with partner organizations, other standard-setting bodies, and industry stakeholders. The public roadmap for 2019 serves to inform stakeholders of the key activities of IAIS and to facilitate greater awareness and engagement in these activities.
The newsletter highlights that the consultation on revisions to the Insurance Core Principles (ICPs) and ComFrame related to the holistic framework for systemic risk in the insurance sector is underway. IAIS is seeking feedback on supervisory review and reporting (ICP 9) and ComFrame in ICP 9; preventive measures, corrective measures, and sanctions (ICP 10); enterprise risk management for solvency purposes (ICP 16) and ComFrame in ICP 16; public disclosure (ICP 20); and macro-prudential supervision (ICP 24). IAIS has also issued a public consultation on IAIS supervisory material, including draft revised IAIS glossary; draft ComFrame assessment methodology; changes in the introduction to ICPs and ICP 7 (corporate governance) for consistency with ComFrame development.
The Accounting and Auditing Working Group held a conference call on August 02 to obtain stakeholder views on the IASB exposure draft amendments to IFRS 17 on insurance contracts. The Working Group will consider stakeholder comments as it drafts the IAIS comment letter to IASB during August. The Working Group will next meet on September 23-24 to discuss the IASB agenda, audit quality issues, and jurisdictional implementation activities of IFRS 17. The newsletter also mentions that IAIS, in July, released the sixth edition of the Global Insurance Market Report (GIMAR), discussing (re)insurance market developments as well as several topics of interest. The 2018 GIMAR discusses how U.S. life insurers use derivatives for hedging and how insurers tend to favor their home jurisdictions as investment destinations. In addition, the report looks at the liquidity of insurance asset portfolios as well as the macro-prudential tools supervisors are employing to test for system-wide shocks.
Keywords: International, Insurance, Reinsurance, ICPs, ComFrame, GIMAR, IFRS 17, Insurance Contracts, Macro-Prudential Tools, Strategic Plan, Roadmap, IAIS
PRA, via the consultation paper CP12/20, proposed changes to its rules, supervisory statements, and statements of policy to implement certain elements of the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD5).
EIOPA published the financial stability report that provides detailed quantitative and qualitative assessment of the key risks identified for the insurance and occupational pensions sectors in the European Economic Area.
EBA published its risk dashboard for the first quarter of 2020 together with the results of the risk assessment questionnaire.
EBA announced that the next stress testing exercise is expected to be launched at the end of January 2021 and its results are to be published at the end of July 2021.
PRA published the consultation paper CP11/20 that sets out its expectations and guidance related to auditors’ work on the matching adjustment under Solvency II.
MAS published a statement guidance on dividend distribution by banks.
APRA updated its capital management guidance for banks, particularly easing restrictions around paying dividends as institutions continue to manage the disruption caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
FSB published a report that reviews the progress on data collection for macro-prudential analysis and the availability and use of macro-prudential tools in Germany.
EBA issued a statement reminding financial institutions that the transition period between EU and UK will expire on December 31, 2020; this will end the possibility for the UK-based financial institutions to offer financial services to EU customers on a cross-border basis via passporting.
SRB published guidance on operational continuity in resolution and financial market infrastructure (FMI) contingency plans.