FINMA revised the chart of accounts on which the collection of supervisory data from insurance companies is based. This will make the data structure and reporting more uniform and deliver increased transparency. Beginning in 2020, FINMA will use a revised chart of accounts. It will update the structure used in previous years to reflect the classification rules set out in the FINMA Insurance Supervision Ordinance and the most recent financial reporting standards defined in the Swiss Code of Obligations.
In future, the charts of accounts, Swiss Solvency Test (SST) balance sheets, and annual financial statements published by insurers will use the new structure. Therefore, the concordance tables, which were previously used, will no longer be required. Most of the old data and accounts will be transferred to the new structure while some will be renamed or renumbered. This standardization has been made possible by the revised FINMA Insurance Supervision Ordinance, which was published in 2015; in this Ordinance, FINMA introduced minimum classification requirements for the balance sheet and income statement, along with a breakdown of business activities in the annual financial statements of insurance companies. FINMA is currently developing an electronic platform to integrate the entire workflow—from data entry to its submission—will replace the FINMA Insurance Reporting and Supervising Tool (FIRST) data entry system, with effect from the 2019 reporting year.
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EBA issued a revised list of validation rules with respect to the implementing technical standards on supervisory reporting.
EBA published its response to the call for advice of EC on ways to strengthen the EU legal framework on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).
NGFS published a paper on the overview of environmental risk analysis by financial institutions and an occasional paper on the case studies on environmental risk analysis methodologies.
MAS published the guidelines on individual accountability and conduct at financial institutions.
APRA published final versions of the prudential standard APS 220 on credit quality and the reporting standard ARS 923.2 on repayment deferrals.
SRB published two articles, with one article discussing the framework in place to safeguard financial stability amid crisis and the other article outlining the path to a harmonized and predictable liquidation regime.
FSB hosted a virtual workshop as part of the consultation process for its evaluation of the too-big-to-fail reforms.
ECB updated the list of supervised entities in EU, with the number of significant supervised entities being 115.
OSFI published the key findings of a study on third-party risk management.
FSB is extending the implementation timeline, by one year, for the minimum haircut standards for non-centrally cleared securities financing transactions or SFTs.