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European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

Assessment of the application


Article number:  62

1. Supervisory authorities shall take all of the following into account for the purposes of the assessment referred to in Article 90 (4) of Directive 2009/138/EC:

(a) the legal effectiveness and enforceability of the terms of the commitment in all relevant jurisdictions;

(b) the contractual terms of the arrangement that the insurance or reinsurance undertaking has entered into, or will enter into, with the counterparties to provide funds;

(c) where relevant, the insurance or reinsurance undertaking's memorandum and articles of association or statutes;

(d) whether the insurance or reinsurance undertaking has processes in place to inform the supervisory authorities of any future changes, which may have the effect of reducing the loss-absorbency of the ancillary own-fund item, to any of the following:

(i) the structure or contractual terms of the arrangement;

(ii) the status of the counterparties concerned;

(iii) the recoverability of the ancillary own funds item.

2. Supervisory authorities shall also assess whether Article 90 of Directive 2009/138/EC is complied with taking into account the range of circumstances under which the item can be called up to absorb losses.

3. Where the insurance or reinsurance undertaking is seeking approval of a method by which to determine the amount of each ancillary own-fund item, the supervisory authorities shall assess whether the undertaking's process for regularly validating the method is appropriate to ensure that the results of the method reflect the loss-absorbency of the item on an ongoing basis.

4. In addition to the requirements set out in paragraphs 1 to 3, supervisory authorities shall assess the application for approval of ancillary own funds on the basis of the criteria set out in Articles 63, 64 and 65.

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EIOPA answered Q&As:
Question ID: 1329


RULEBOOK TOPIC:  SUBSECTION 1 - Supervisory approval of ancillary own funds


Last update on:  03 May 2021