Featured Product

    PRA Finalizes Policy on Supervisory Approach for Insurance SPVs

    May 22, 2020

    PRA published final policy (in PS13/20) setting out the approach and expectations for authorization and supervision of insurance special purpose vehicles (ISPVs or insurance SPVs). PS13/20 presents amendments to the Insurance Special Purpose Vehicle Part of the PRA Rulebook, contains an updated supervisory statement SS8/17 on authorization and supervision of ISPVs, and sets out the New Risk Assumption Notification Form for multi-arrangement ISPVs or MISPVs. PS13/20 also presents feedback to responses to the consultation paper CP19/19 on updates to the authorization and supervision of ISPVs.

    PS13/20 is relevant to parties that wish to apply for, or that have obtained authorization, as an ISPV. It is also relevant to insurers and reinsurers seeking to use UK ISPVs as risk mitigation in accordance with Solvency II. Post consultation, PRA has amended the wording of paragraph 3.4 in SS8/17 to improve readability, in addition to correcting certain references in paragraph 3.30. As per PRA, these changes do not alter the policy intent and have a significant impact on firms, or a differential impact on mutuals. Therefore, PRA has not updated the cost-benefit analysis that accompanied the CP19/19.

    The policy in SS8/17 took effect on the publication of PS13/20—that is, on May 22, 2020. The amendments to the Insurance Special Purpose Vehicle Part of the PRA Rulebook and the New Risk Assumption Notification Form for MISPV will be effective from May 26, 2020. The policy set out in PS13/20 has been designed in the context of the withdrawal of UK from EU and entry into the transition period, during which time the UK remains subject to European law. PRA will keep the policy under review to assess whether any changes would be required due to changes in the UK regulatory framework at the end of the transition period, including the changes arising once any new arrangements with EU take effect. PRA has assessed that the policy would not need to be amended under the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

     

    Related Links

    Effective Date: May 22, 2020/May 26, 2020

    Keywords: Europe, UK, Insurance, Reinsurance, Solvency II, ISPV, PRA Rulebook, PS13/20, SS8/17, Special Purpose Vehicle, PRA

    Featured Experts
    Related Articles
    News

    ESAs Issue Multiple Regulatory Updates for Financial Sector Entities

    The three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) issued a letter to inform about delay in the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) mandate, along with a Call for Evidence on greenwashing practices.

    November 15, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    ISSB Makes Announcements at COP27; IASB to Propose IFRS 9 Amendments

    The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) of the IFRS Foundations made several announcements at COP27 and with respect to its work on the sustainability standards.

    November 10, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    IOSCO Prioritizes Green Disclosures, Greenwashing, and Carbon Markets

    The International Organization for Securities Commissions (IOSCO), at COP27, outlined the regulatory priorities for sustainability disclosures, mitigation of greenwashing, and promotion of integrity in carbon markets.

    November 09, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA Finalizes Methodology for Stress Tests, Issues Other Updates

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued a statement in the context of COP27, clarified the operationalization of intermediate EU parent undertakings (IPUs) of third-country groups

    November 09, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    OSFI Sets Out Work Priorities and Reporting Updates for Banks

    The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) published an annual report on its activities, a report on forward-looking work.

    November 07, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    APRA Finalizes Changes to Capital Framework, Issues Other Updates

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) finalized amendments to the capital framework, announced a review of the prudential framework for groups.

    November 03, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    BIS Hub and Central Banks Conduct CBDC and DeFI Pilots

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hubs and several central banks are working together on various central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilots.

    November 03, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    ECB Sets Deadline for Banks to Meet Its Climate Risk Expectations

    The European Central Bank (ECB) published the results of its thematic review, which shows that banks are still far from adequately managing climate and environmental risks.

    November 02, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    ESAs, ECB, & EC Issue Multiple Regulatory Updates for Financial Sector

    Among its recent publications, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published the final standards and guidelines on interest rate risk arising from non-trading book activities (IRRBB)

    October 31, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EC Adopts Final Rules Under CRR, BRRD, and Crowdfunding Regulation

    The European Commission (EC) recently adopted regulations with respect to the calculation of own funds requirements for market risk, the prudential treatment of global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs)

    October 26, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 8582