IAIS published the October issue of its newsletter. This issue highlighted that IAIS completed its first assessment under the new Peer Review Process. The first Peer Review Process focused on the mandate for supervisors and supervisory powers, which includes Insurance Core Principles, or ICPs, 1 (Objectives, Powers, and Responsibilities of the Supervisor) and 2 (Supervisor). The Expert Team will present its final report in November and the report will cover a synthesis of useful practices for standards where observance can present challenges.
The IAIS Secretary General highlighted that much of the focus is on finalizing key aspects of post-crisis reforms; however, IAIS will continue to look to the horizon by expanding the efforts to respond proactively to the emerging trends that are fundamentally shifting the landscape of the insurance sector. This was evidenced in a recent collaboration between IAIS and the FSB Financial Innovation Network, at a workshop on "Data and innovation—Opportunities and risks for the insurance sector." The workshop addressed implications of new and big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning for policyholders and broader society; innovative business models in insurance; third-party outsourcing; and financial stability, regulatory, and supervisory issues. The newsletter also notes that the Fintech Forum met on October 21 to discuss developments in the use of artificial intelligence in the insurance sector and related supervisory issues.
Additional key developments during the month included the following:
- The Executive Committee met on October 10 to agree on feedback to be provided to FSB on certain operational aspects of the holistic framework for systemic risk in the insurance sector. In addition, the Committee met on October 23-24 in London. Agenda items included a discussions on various documents related to the finalization of the holistic framework and on issues related to the development of the Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) Version 2.0 for the monitoring period.
- The Macro-prudential Committee met on October 18 to discuss various documents related to the finalization of the holistic framework for systemic risk in the insurance sector.
- The Policy Development Committee met on October 21 to discuss issues related to development of ICS Version 2.0 for the monitoring period.
- The Accounting and Auditing Working Group (AAWG) met on September 23-24 and finalized a comment letter to IASB on the Exposure Draft on amendments to IFRS 17 on insurance contracts. The AAWG continues to monitor adoption and implementation activities of IFRS 17.
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PRA published the policy statement PS8/21, which contains the final supervisory statement SS3/21 on the PRA approach to supervision of the new and growing non-systemic banks in UK.
EBA published a report that sets out the final draft regulatory technical standards specifying the conditions according to which consolidation shall be carried out in line with Article 18 of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR).
EBA updated the list of other systemically important institutions (O-SIIs) in EU.
BCBS published two reports that discuss transmission channels of climate-related risks to the banking system and the measurement methodologies of climate-related financial risks.
UK Authorities (FCA and PRA) welcomed the findings of FSB peer review on the implementation of financial sector remuneration reforms in the UK.
PRA and FCA jointly issued a letter that highlights risks associated with the increasing volumes of deposits that are placed with banks and building societies via deposit aggregators and how to mitigate these risks.
MFSA announced that amendments to the Banking Act, Subsidiary Legislation, and Banking Rules will be issued in the coming months, to transpose the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD5) into the national regulatory framework.
EC finalized the Delegated Regulation 2021/598 that supplements the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR or 575/2013) and lays out the regulatory technical standards for assigning risk-weights to specialized lending exposures.
OSFI launched a consultation to explore ways to enhance the OSFI assurance over capital, leverage, and liquidity returns for banks and insurers, given the increasing complexity arising from the evolving regulatory reporting framework due to IFRS 17 (Insurance Contracts) standard and Basel III reforms.
ECB published results of the benchmarking analysis of the recovery plan cycle for 2019.