Reports and research

Sustainability | Disclosure

ESAs Final Report on disclosures for fossil gas and nuclear energy investments under SFDR

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have developed through the Joint Committee (JC) draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) with regard to the content and presentation of information to be provided in pre-contractual documents, on websites, and in periodic reports about the exposure of...
Statistics

European Insurance Overview 2022

The Annual European Insurance Overview is an extension of EIOPA's statistical services in order to provide an easy-to-use and accessible overview of the European (re)insurance sector. The report is based on annually reported Solvency II information. This ensures that the data has a high coverage in...
Risk assessment

Joint Committee Report on risks and vulnerabilities in the EU financial system - Autumn 2022

The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) issued today their Autumn 2022 joint risk report. The report highlights that the deteriorating economic outlook, high inflation and rising energy prices have increased vulnerabilities across the financial sectors. The ESAs...
Solvency II

Report on data quality in Solvency II reporting

Reliable data is the basis for successful, data-driven supervision, evidence-based decision making and micro- and macro-prudential analysis. EIOPA is therefore constantly working to assess and improve the quality of the available insurance reporting data. After six years of Solvency II prudential...
Sustainability

Joint ESAs’ Report on the extent of voluntary disclosure of principal adverse impact under the SFDR

Report to the Commission under Article 18 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector.
Sustainability | IDD

Guidance on the integration of the customer's sustainability preferences in the suitability assessment under IDD

This Guidance is a follow-up to a public consultation which EIOPA ran on draft Guidelines on integrating the customer’s sustainability preferences in the suitability assessment under the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD). During the public consultation, a number of respondents stressed the...
Supervision | Governance

Peer Review on outsourcing

The peer review assesses the overall maturity of the framework implemented by national supervisory authorities (NSAs) to supervise the outsourced activities of insurance and reinsurance undertakings. The objective of the peer review was to identify gaps, areas of improvements and best practices to...
Stress test | Financial stability

Do EU-wide stress tests affect insurers' dividend policies?

The thematic article employs panel data to investigate whether stress test results and other characteristics associated with European insurers vulnerabilities affect dividend distributions and share buybacks. The authors, Petr Jakubik from EIOPA and Saida Teleu from the Central Bank of Malta, focus...
Supervision

Report on EIOPA Supervisory Activities in 2021

EIOPA’s supervisory convergence plan identifies, in line with EIOPA’s mandate, EIOPA’s annual priorities to enhance supervisory convergence by ensuring a high, effective and consistent level of supervision across Europe, with the aim of guaranteeing a similar level of protection of policyholders...
Financial stability

Financial Stability Report June 2022

The June 2022 Financial Stability Report examines the main trends for the European (re)insurance and pensions sectors as well as the macroeconomic landscape with its implications. It considers the impact of inflation driven by stressed supply chains and the geopolitical situation that has further...
Regulation

ESAs Final Report on EMIR draft RTS with regards to intragroup contracts

This final report presents new draft amending regulatory technical standards (RTS) on the risk mitigation techniques for OTC derivative contracts not cleared by a CCP (bilateral margining) that the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have developed under Article 11(15) of EMIR1 . The draft RTS...
Supervision

Joint ESAs Report on the withdrawal of authorisation for serious breaches of AML/CFT rules

Report, which provides a comprehensive analysis on the completeness, adequacy and uniformity of the applicable laws and practices on the withdrawal of license for serious breaches of the rules on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).
Sustainability

Discussion paper on physical climate change risks

Building on its ambitious agenda for sustainable finance, and in particular on the sensitivity analysis of asset-side transition risks published in 2020, EIOPA launched a follow-up exercise on physical risks in the second half of 2021. This discussion paper presents the first results of this...
Organisation

Joint Committee Annual Report 2021

In 2021, the Joint Committee under the chairmanship of the ESMA, continued to have a central role for the coordination and exchange of information between the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), the European Commission (EC) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). The main areas of cross-...
Risk assessment

Joint Committee Report on risks and vulnerabilities in the EU financial system - Spring 2022

The report highlights the increasing vulnerabilities across the financial sector as well as the rise of environmental and cyber risks. It also includes a preliminary assessment of the consequences of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Consumer protection

Cost and past performance report 2022

Supervision

Peer Review Methodology

Digitalisation

Joint ESAs Report on Digital Finance

This report sets out the findings and advice of the ESAs in response to the European Commission’s Call for Advice on digital finance and related issues. It covers cross-sectoral and sector-specific market developments in the three key areas identified in the Call for Advice, and the risks and...
Consumer protection

Consumer Trends Report 2021

The Consumer Trends Report 2021 and the risk heat-map provide a snapshot of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the insurance and pension sector from a consumer protection perspective, highliting a fast-forwarded digitalisation trend with underlying opportunities, but also some concerns from a...
IDD

Report on the application of the Insurance Distribution Directive

Amongst others, this report examines: any changes in the insurance intermediaries' market structure; any changes in the patterns of cross-border activity; the improvement of quality of advice and selling methods and the impact of the IDD on insurance intermediaries which are small and medium-sized...