Tag Archives: Ian Humphries

EIOPA’s Insurance Stress Test Exercise 2018

In May, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) launched its fourth stress test exercise for the 42 largest insurance groups in the European insurance sector. The 2018 EIOPA stress test exercise aims to assess the vulnerability of the EU insurance sector and comprises three specific hypothetical adverse scenarios which are informed by current market conditions, the risk climate and their potential impacts on the insurance sector.

This paper by Ian Humphries and Fred Vosvenieks looks into the three stress scenarios, the calculation methodology requirements, reporting timeframes and disclosure requirements, whilst highlighting why non-participating insurers may find the exercise and the subsequent results of interest.

Extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to insurers

In the United Kingdom, the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority recently issued two complementary Consultation Papers, setting out their proposals to extend the Senior Managers & Certification Regime, which currently applies to the banking sector, to insurers. This article by Milliman consultants provides an extended summary of the proposed changes that will apply to Solvency II insurers, Insurance Special Purpose Vehicles and large Non-Directive Firms.