institution for occupational retirement provisions

EC Publishes Report on the Application of Title III of the Solvency II Directive (2009/138/EC)


The European Commission (“EC“) has published a report on the application of Title III (of the Solvency II Directive) on April 5, 2018.

The EC has commented that, given the need for the Solvency II Directive to be generally evaluated in 2020, only one area of the group supervision regime within Article 242(2) of the Directive requires any legislative amendments at this point in time. This relates to group internal models, and as member states have often diverged on this point, the EC has stated that the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (“EIOPA“) will need enhanced powers to bring about convergence.

A proposal to reform the European System of Financial Supervision (“ESFS“) by the EC, published in September 2017, contains proposals to amend the Directive in order to do this, and to generally mitigate any potential divergences in the approval and supervision of group internal models.

Finally, the report also confirms that the EC will report on the transition period for institution for occupational retirement provisions (“IORPs“) that are operated by relevant life insurers. Pending a further extension of the decision, the EC states that the legislative proposal relating to this could be imposed before the end of 2022.

To view the report, please click here.