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Application for the use of an internal model to calculate only the consolidated group Solvency Capital Requirement

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Article number:  343

The application to calculate the consolidated group Solvency Capital Requirement using an internal model, in accordance with Article 230(2) of Directive 2009/138/EC, shall be submitted to the  group supervisor in writing in an official language of the group supervisor's Member State, or in a language for which the group supervisor has given prior approval.

For the purposes of this Chapter, the supervisory authorities of all the Member States in which the head offices of related undertakings included in the scope of the internal model are situated shall be referred to as ‘the supervisory authorities involved in the assessment of the application’.

The group supervisor shall inform the college of supervisors of the receipt of the application without delay and shall also forward the application to the other supervisory authorities involved in the assessment of the application.

A request by one of the supervisory authorities involved in the assessment of the application to provide all or part of the application in a language different from the language in which the application is provided to the group supervisor, shall first be made to the group supervisor. The group supervisor shall, after consultation with the other supervisory authorities involved in the assessment of the application, require that the application, or the relevant part of it, be provided in a language most commonly understood by the supervisory authorities involved.

In addition to the documents and information required pursuant to Articles 112 and 113 of Directive 2009/138/EC, an application to use an internal model to calculate the consolidated group Solvency Capital Requirement shall include all of the following documents and information:

(a) regarding the scope of the model:

(i) a list of the related undertakings that are included in the scope of the internal model for the calculation of the consolidated group Solvency Capital Requirement; for each undertaking, the list shall include a reference to its supervisory authority, the lines of business written by the related insurance and reinsurance undertaking, the method used for the purposes of determining the consolidated data in accordance with Article 335 of this Regulation and the proportional share applied in accordance with Article 221 of Directive 2009/138/EC;

(ii) the legal and organisational structure of the group, with a description of all subsidiaries, material related undertakings within the meaning of Article 256a of Directive 2009/138/EC and significant branches within the meaning of Article 354(1) of this Regulation and information on relevant operations and transactions within the group, unless this information has not changed since the last reported group regular supervisory reporting pursuant to article 373 of this Regulation;

(iii) where applicable, a list of the related undertakings excluded from the scope of the partial internal model for the calculation of the consolidated group Solvency Capital Requirement, together with an explanation of the reasons for their exclusion; a description shall be provided of the methods used to assess the risks in these excluded related undertakings in order to demonstrate that the exclusion does not lead to an underestimation of the overall risks to which the group is exposed; the application shall demonstrate that the consolidated group Solvency Capital Requirement calculated using a combination of the internal model and the standard formula will adequately reflect the overall risk profile of the group;

(iv) for each related undertaking included in the scope of the internal model for the calculation of the consolidated group Solvency Capital Requirement, a justification of the reasons why the internal model covers a related undertaking for the calculation of the consolidated group Solvency Capital Requirement but it is not used to calculate the Solvency Capital Requirement of that related undertaking; for this purpose and in order to justify that an application is not submitted in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 231 of Directive 2009/138/EC, the application shall include an explanation of how the internal model used to calculate the consolidated group Solvency Capital Requirement differs from and interacts with an internal model used for the calculation of the Solvency Capital Requirement of any of the related insurance or reinsurance undertakings previously approved by its supervisory authority; the participating undertaking shall provide information on any future plans to extend the use of the internal model to calculate the Solvency Capital Requirement of any related insurance or reinsurance undertaking;

(b) regarding the group's capital requirements:

(i) an estimation of the consolidated group Solvency Capital Requirement calculated with the internal model and with the standard formula for the last time prior to the application when the consolidated group Solvency Capital Requirement was calculated with the standard formula;

(ii) for each related undertaking, the Solvency Capital Requirement calculated with the standard formula for the last point in time prior to the application;

(iii) where applicable, the regulatory capital requirement for related undertakings that are also regulated undertakings, other than insurance and reinsurance undertakings, included in the scope of the internal model for the last time prior to the application when the consolidated group Solvency Capital Requirement was calculated with the standard formula;

(iv) an explanation of the difference between the sum of the Solvency Capital Requirements of all the related insurance and reinsurance undertakings of the group and the consolidated group Solvency Capital Requirement calculated with the internal model.

In case an application is submitted before any Solvency Capital Requirement must be calculated, the Solvency Capital Requirements referred to in points (i), (ii) and (iii) shall be calculated for a point in time before the date of the submission of the application.

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RULEBOOK TOPIC:  SECTION 1 - Full and partial Internal Models used to calculate only the group Solvency Capital Requirement

RULEBOOK CATEGORY:  DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2015/35

Last update on:  03 May 2021