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Classification of own-fund items of related insurance and reinsurance undertakings at group level

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TITLE II > CHAPTER 1 > SECTION 2

Article number:  331

Where an own-fund item has been classified into one of the three tiers based on the criteria set out in Title I, Chapter IV, Section 2 by a related insurance or reinsurance undertaking that is included in the calculation of the group solvency, the own-fund item shall be classified in the same tier at group level provided that all of the following additional requirements are met:

(a) undertakings comply with the requirements set out in Articles 71, 73 and 77 of this Regulation;

(b) the own-fund item is free from encumbrances and is not connected with any other transaction, which when considered with the own-fund item, could result in that own-fund item not satisfying the requirements set out in Article 94 of Directive 2009/138/EC at group level.

For the purposes of point (a) of paragraph 1:

(a) the term ‘Solvency Capital Requirement’ in Articles 71, 73 and 77 of this Regulation shall mean both the Solvency Capital Requirement of the related undertaking that has issued the own-fund item and the group Solvency Capital Requirement;

(b) the term ‘Minimum Capital Requirement’ in Articles 71, 73 and 77 of this Regulation shall mean both the Minimum Capital Requirement of the undertaking that has issued the own-fund item and one of the following minimums:

(i) where method 1 is used, the minimum for the group Solvency Capital Requirement as calculated in accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 230(2) of Directive 2009/138/EC,

(ii) where a combination of methods 1 and 2 is used, the minimum determined in accordance with Article 341 of this Regulation.

For the purposes of this Article, the term ‘insurance or reinsurance undertaking’ in Title I, Chapter IV, Section 2 shall mean both the participating insurance or reinsurance undertaking and the insurance or reinsurance undertaking belonging to the group that has issued the own-fund item.

Notwithstanding paragraph 1, where a related insurance or reinsurance undertaking has included in Tier 2 an own-fund item which would qualify for inclusion in Tier 1 in accordance with Article 73(1)(j), that classification shall not prohibit the classification of the same own-fund item in Tier 1 at group level, provided that the limit set out in Article 82(3) are complied with at group level.

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RULEBOOK TOPIC:  SECTION 2 - Group solvency: calculation methods

RULEBOOK CATEGORY:  DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2015/35

Last update on:  16 Nov 2021