Featured Product

    EIOPA Dashboard Examines Risks in Insurance Sector

    February 09, 2021

    EIOPA published the risk dashboard based on the Solvency II data from the third quarter of 2020. The dashboard uses a set of risk indicators to summarize key risks and vulnerabilities in the insurance sector in EU. The results show that insurers’ exposures to macro risks decreased from very high to high level, while all other risk categories remain at medium level. Going forward, European supervisors expect an increase in credit, market, and underwriting risks over the next 12 months, reflecting concerns over second lockdowns due to the new waves of the pandemic as well as potential cliff effects once fiscal support measures cease to apply.

    In addition, the Solvency Capital Requirements (SCR) ratio for insurance group undertakings slightly improved from the second quarter 2020 to the third quarter of 2020, although remaining at lower levels than in the last quarter of 2019. Profitability and solvency risks, along with the liquidity and funding risks, remain at medium level. The results also show that financial markets positively reacted to the COVID-19 vaccine news in the second half of 2020, with market and credit risk indicators stabilizing. However, the potential disconnect between the market performance and the economic outlook remains a concern, as it could result in sharp valuation adjustments. The credit-worthiness of assets in insurers’ portfolios is under close monitoring. Looking ahead, an increasing trend for market and credit risks is expected over the next 12 months due to the high uncertainty and the concerns related to decoupling between financial market performance and economic outlook. 

     

    Related Links

    Keywords: Europe, EU, Insurance, Risk Dashboard, Credit Risk, Market Risk, SCR, Solvency II, Liquidity Risk, EIOPA

    Featured Experts
    Related Articles
    News

    PRA and FPC Finalize Changes to Leverage Ratio Framework in UK

    The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published the final policy statement PS21/21 on the leverage ratio framework in the UK. PS21/21, which sets out the final policy of both the Financial Policy Committee (FPC) and PRA

    October 08, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    CFPB Proposes Rule on Small Business Lending Data Collection

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed to amend Regulation B to implement changes to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) under Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

    October 08, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    PRA Decides to Maintain O-SII Buffers for Another Year

    The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) decided to maintain, at the 2019 levels, the buffer rates for the Other Systemically Important Institutions (O-SII) for another year, with no new rates to be set until December 2023.

    October 08, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    FSB Report Assesses Implementation of Recommendations on Stablecoins

    The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a progress report on implementation of its high-level recommendations for the regulation, supervision, and oversight of global stablecoin arrangements.

    October 07, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    APRA Updates Loan Serviceability Expectations for Home Lending

    In a letter to the authorized deposit taking institutions, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) announced an increase in the minimum interest rate buffer it expects banks to use when assessing the serviceability of home loan applications.

    October 06, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    CPMI and IOSCO Consult on Guidance on Stablecoin Arrangements

    The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) are consulting on the preliminary guidance that clarifies that stablecoin arrangements should observe international standards for payment, clearing, and settlement systems.

    October 06, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA and EIOPA Set Out Work Priorities for 2022

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) have set out their respective work priorities for 2022.

    October 05, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    MFSA Issues Reporting Updates and Guidance for Banks

    The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) updated the guidelines on supervisory reporting requirements under the reporting framework 3.0, in addition to the reporting module on leverage under the common reporting (COREP) framework.

    October 05, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EC Publishes Decision on List of Equivalent Third Countries Under CRR

    The European Commission (EC) published the Implementing Decision 2021/1753 on the equivalence of supervisory and regulatory requirements of certain third countries and territories for the purposes of the treatment of exposures, in accordance with the Capital Requirements Regulation or CRR (575/2013).

    October 04, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EC Rule on Contractual Recognition of Write-Down and Conversion Powers

    EC published the Implementing Regulation 2021/1751, which lays down implementing technical standards on uniform formats and templates for notification of determination of the impracticability of including contractual recognition of write-down and conversion powers.

    October 04, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 7552