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European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority
News article2 July 20241 min read

EIOPA issues opinion on the supervision of captive insurers


The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published today an Opinion regarding the supervision of captive (re)insurance undertakings, with a particular focus on intra-group transactions, the prudent person principle and governance.

This Opinion is addressed to competent authorities and outlines the supervisory expectations while taking into account the specificities of captive (re)insurers’ business models.

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.

Read the Opinion


The final Opinion benefited from the feedback received from stakeholders during a public consultation in late 2023/early 2024.


Publication date
2 July 2024