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.
Keywords: International, Insurance, Newsletter, IFRS 17, Systemic Risk, ComFrame, ICS Version 2.0, ICPs, Fintech, Insurance Contracts, FSB, IAIS
Across 35 years in banking, Blake has gained deep insights into the inner working of this sector. Over the last two decades, Blake has been an Operating Committee member, leading teams and executing strategies in Credit and Enterprise Risk as well as Line of Business. His focus over this time has been primarily Commercial/Corporate with particular emphasis on CRE. Blake has spent most of his career with large and mid-size banks. Blake joined Moody’s Analytics in 2021 after leading the transformation of the credit approval and reporting process at a $25 billion bank.
APRA issued a letter on the loss-absorbing capacity (LAC) requirements for domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs) and published a discussion paper, along with the proposed the prudential standards on financial contingency planning (CPS 190) and resolution planning (CPS 900).
The European Commission (EC) launched a call for evidence, until March 18, 2022, as part of a comprehensive review of the macro-prudential rules for the banking sector under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Directive (CRD IV).
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report that sets out good practices for crisis management groups.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) found that Heritage Bank Limited had incorrectly reported capital because of weaknesses in operational risk and compliance frameworks, although the bank did not breach minimum prudential capital ratios at any point and remains well-capitalized.
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released the annual report for 2020-2021.
Through a letter addressed to the banking sector entities, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced deferral of the domestic implementation of the final Basel III reforms from the first to the second quarter of 2023.
EIOPA recently published a letter in which EC is informing the European Parliament and Council that it could not adopt the set of draft regulatory technical standards for disclosures under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) within the stipulated three-month period, given their length and technical detail.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the third in a series of policy statements that set out rules to introduce the UK Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR), which will take effect on January 01, 2022.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) published, along with a summary of its response to the consultation feedback, an information paper that summarizes the finalized capital framework that is in line with the internationally agreed Basel III requirements for banks.
The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) issued a consultative report focusing on access to central counterparty (CCP) clearing and client-position portability.