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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2015 of 11 November 2015 laying down implementing technical standards on the procedures for assessing external credit assessments in accordance with Directive 2009/138/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 295, 12.11.2015, p. 16–17 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2015/2015/oj

12.11.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 295/16


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/2015

of 11 November 2015

laying down implementing technical standards on the procedures for assessing external credit assessments in accordance with Directive 2009/138/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Directive 2009/138/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the taking-up and pursuit of the business of Insurance and Reinsurance (Solvency II) (1), and in particular the fourth subparagraph of Article 44(4a) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Additional assessments of the appropriateness of the external credit assessments referred to in Article 44(4a) of Directive 2009/138/EC should constitute a critical and important activity as part of the risk-management system as they mitigate risks related to the calculation of the technical provisions and the Solvency Capital Requirement.

(2)

The procedural aspects of additional assessments are to be reflected in the policy on risk management of the insurance and reinsurance undertakings referred to in Article 41(3) of Directive 2009/138/EC as additional assessments are part of the risk-management system.

(3)

The nature, scale and complexity of the business of insurance and reinsurance undertakings should be taken into account when these undertakings include the procedural aspects of additional assessments into their policy on risk management and document the results of the additional assessments and the way in which those assessments are carried out.

(4)

This Regulation is based on the draft implementing technical standards submitted by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority to the Commission.

(5)

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority has conducted open public consultations on the draft implementing technical standards on which this Regulation is based, analysed the potential related costs and benefits and requested the opinion of the Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group established in accordance with Article 37 of Regulation (EU) No 1094/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2),

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Policy on risk management

For the purpose of assessing the appropriateness of external credit assessments used in the calculation of technical provisions and the Solvency Capital Requirement by way of additional assessments referred to in Article 44(4a) of Directive 2009/138/EC, insurance and reinsurance undertakings shall include in their policy on risk management the following:

(a)

the scope and frequency of the additional assessments;

(b)

the manner in which the additional assessments are carried out, including the assumptions on which they are based;

(c)

the frequency of the regular review of the additional assessments and the conditions requiring an ad hoc review of the additional assessments.

Article 2

Tasks of the risk-management function

Insurance and reinsurance undertakings shall ensure that the risk-management function covers the additional assessments in accordance with the risk management policy referred to in Article 1 and duly considers the results of the additional assessments in the calculation of technical provisions and the Solvency Capital Requirement.

Article 3

Information used for the additional assessments

When carrying out the additional assessments the insurance and reinsurance undertakings shall use information that is derived from reliable sources that are up to date.

Article 4

Review of additional assessments

1.   In accordance with Article 41(3) of Directive 2009/138/EC, insurance and reinsurance undertakings shall at least annually review their additional assessments.

2.   Insurance and reinsurance undertakings shall also review the additional assessments on an ad hoc basis, whenever any of the conditions under Article 1(c) take place or if the assumptions on which those assessments are based are no longer valid.

Article 5

Documentation

Insurance and reinsurance undertakings shall document the following:

(a)

the manner in which the additional assessments are carried out and the results of those assessments;

(b)

the extent to which the results of the additional assessments are taken into account in the calculation of technical provisions and the Solvency Capital Requirement.

Article 6

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 11 November 2015.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 335, 17.12.2009, p. 1.

(2)  Regulation (EU) No 1094/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority), amending Decision No 716/2009/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2009/79/EC (OJ L 331, 15.12.2010, p. 48).


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