Featured Product

    CBIRC Issues Measures on Related Party Transactions for Insurers

    September 09, 2019

    CBIRC issued administrative measures on related party transactions of insurance companies. These measures shall come into force as of the date of promulgation. CBIRC also issued questions and answers (Q&As) on these administrative measures. These measures aim to regulate the related party transactions of insurance companies, prevent the risks of connected transactions, safeguard the independence of insurance companies, and the interests of insurance consumers. The measures have been formulated in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Company Law of the People's Republic of China and the Insurance Law of the People's Republic of China.

    Under these measures, the related transactions of an insurance company are classified into significant related party transactions and general related party transactions. Significant related party transactions refer to transactions in which the single or annual cumulative transaction amount between the insurance company or its holding subsidiaries and a related party reaches more than CNY 30 million and accounts for more than 1% of the audited net assets of the insurance company at the end of the previous year. General related party transactions refer to related party transactions other than material related party transactions. The key points covered in the administrative measures include the following:

    • To improve the related party recognized standards. The measures draw on the international and domestic accounting standards and the actual situation of the supervision of related transactions of insurance companies in China, and reasonably defines the criteria for the identification of related parties.
    • To develop regulatory indicators. The measures will help to further improve the proportion of supervision of fund-use related transactions, establish a proportional cap, and control the overall risk of connected transactions.
    • To improve internal control and accountability mechanisms. The insurance company is required to set up the Board of Directors' Related Party Transaction Control Committee and the Related Party Transaction Management Office, which will be responsible for the comprehensive and daily management of the connected transactions, optimize the management process, and improve the internal control mechanism.
    • To strengthen information disclosure. The Board of Directors' Related Party Transaction Control Committee will coordinate the management of information disclosure to ensure the authenticity, accuracy, and completeness of the information. Insurance companies are required to disclose not only related party transactions in accordance with accounting standards in the annual report, but also to disclose the overall situation of connected transactions in the current year, in accordance with regulatory requirements.
    • To strengthen the regulatory function. The measures set up a special section to clarify the related transaction management and supervision duties, requiring the insurance company shareholders, directors, supervisors, senior management personnel, and other related parties to truthfully disclose the relevant information of the relationship, without concealing information or providing false statements.

     

    Related Links (in Chinese)

    Effective Date: September 09, 2019

    Keywords: Asia Pacific, China, Insurance, Reinsurance, Proportionality, Related Party Transactions, CBIRC

    Related Articles
    News

    FSB Report Examines Implementation and Impact of G20 Financial Reforms

    FSB published fifth annual report on the implementation and effects of the G20 financial regulatory reforms.

    October 16, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA Launches Consultation on Comprehensive Pillar 3 Disclosures

    EBA proposed the new comprehensive implementing technical standard (ITS) for public disclosures by financial institutions.

    October 16, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA Consults on Revised Technical Standards on Supervisory Reporting

    EBA launched a consultation on the revised implementing technical standards, or ITS, on supervisory reporting.

    October 16, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    APRA Proposes Measures to Strengthen Capital for Bank Depositors

    APRA proposed changes to APS 111, which is the prudential standard on measuring capital adequacy and establishes the criteria for regulatory capital requirements of authorized deposit-taking institutions.

    October 15, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    FSB Report Examines Implementation of OTC Derivative Reforms

    FSB published annual progress report on implementation of the agreed G20 reforms for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets.

    October 15, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    FSB Publishes Update on Its Market Fragmentation Work

    FSB published an update on its work to address the issue of market fragmentation.

    October 14, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    FCA Releases Feedback to Online Survey on New Data Collection Platform

    FCA published results of the survey requesting feedback for the new data collection platform that will replace GABRIEL.

    October 14, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    HKMA Reduces Countercyclical Capital Buffer in Hong Kong to 2.0%

    HKMA announced that the countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) for banks in Hong Kong has been reduced from 2.5% to 2.0%, with immediate effect, in accordance with the Banking (Capital) Rules.

    October 14, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EC Consults on Implementation of Final Basel III Reforms in EU

    EC launched a public consultation on the implementation of Basel III standards in EU.

    October 11, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    MAS Amends Regulation on Clearing of Derivatives Contracts

    MAS amended regulation for the mandatory centralized clearing of certain derivative contracts.

    October 11, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
    RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 3971