The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) launched today a public consultation on its Opinion regarding the supervision of captive (re)insurance undertakings, with a particular view on intra-group transactions, the prudent person principle and governance.
This draft Opinion is addressed to competent authorities and outlines the supervisory expectations while taking into account the specificities of a captive (re)insurer’s business model.
The Opinion aims at facilitating a risk-based and proportionate supervision of captive (re)insurance undertakings and further support the convergence of supervisory expectations in the context of creating a level playing field within the EU. The Opinion sets out supervisory expectations in several areas, including intra-group transactions (especially cash pooling), the consistent application of the prudent person principle as well as governance-related aspects in connection with key functions and outsourcing requirements.
The Opinion seeks to ensure a high-quality and convergent supervision of captive (re)insurance undertakings and is part of EIOPA’s priorities as defined in the 2022 and 2023 Supervisory Convergence Plans.
Stakeholders are invited to provide their feedback by responding to the questions via the online survey by 05 January 2024.
- Publication date
- 6 October 2023