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    PRA Publishes Policy Statements on Internal Models Under Solvency II

    July 13, 2018

    PRA published the policy statements PS19/18 and PS20/18 related to internal models under Solvency II. PRA also published a letter from Sid Malik, Head of Division of Life Insurance and Pensions Risk Division, to Chief Actuaries of life insurers; the purpose of the letter is to share some of the observations and lessons learned from regulatory activities under the Solvency II regime. PRA also published the Quarterly Model Change reporting templates QMC01 and QMC01 LOG file in an update to SS17/16. PRA expects firms with an approved internal model to submit their quarterly minor model change reports via the BoE Electronic Data Submission (BEEDs) portal.

    PS19/18 provides the final supervisory statement SS8/18 on modeling of the matching adjustment and an updated version of SS17/16 titled “Solvency II: internal models – assessment, model change and the role of non-executive directors.” It also provides feedback to responses to the consultation paper CP24/17 on modeling of the matching adjustment under Solvency II. PRA had received nine responses to CP24/17. The details of the responses, along with the PRA feedback and final decisions, have been set out in Chapter 2 of PS19/18. SS8/18 and the revised SS17/16 come into effect on July 13, 2018.

    PS20/18 sets out the final updated expectations from firms in respect of the model change process set out in the supervisory statement SS12/16 (Appendix 1) and the internal model change policies set out in SS17/16 (Appendix 2). It also provides feedback to responses to the consultation paper CP27/17 on internal models update under Solvency II. PRA had received four responses to the proposals in CP27/17. Respondents welcomed the PRA proposals but also asked for further clarification, guidance, and alternative wording in some areas. The PRA feedback to responses, along with  its decisions, has been set out in Chapter 2 of PS20/18. SS12/16 is effective from July 13, 2018.

     

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    Effective Date: July 13, 2018

    Keywords: Europe, UK, Insurance, Solvency II, Matching Adjustment, Internal Models, PS19/18, PS20/18, SS8/18, SS17/16, SS12/16, Reporting, PRA

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