Insurance and Reinsurance Solvency 2
Solvency 2 is a fundamental review of the capital adequacy regime for the European insurance industry. It aims to establish a revised set of EU-wide capital requirements and risk management standards that will replace the current Solvency 1 requirements.
Solvency 2 will apply from 31 October 2012 to all insurance and reinsurance firms with gross premium income exceeding 5m euros or gross technical provisions in excess of 25m euros.
Solvency 2 has three central elements or ‘pillars’ relating to:
- Demonstrating adequate financial resources.
- Demonstrating an adequate system of Governance.
- Public disclosure and regulatory reporting requirements.