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1 Date (Arial 16pt) bold) Subtitle for event – (Arial 28pt) Giles Fairhead Head of Department, Retail Life Life Insurance Division Solvency II regulatory reporting

2 Agenda 2 1.Solvency II reporting and submissions timetable 2.The PRA’s expectations in the preparatory phase 3.The PRA’s data collection system, firm testing and on-boarding plan 4.Asset data reporting expectations 5.Current ‘hot topics’ from industry engagement

3 Three-pillar approach Pillar 2Pillar 3 Reporting and disclosure is integral to Solvency II 3 Pillar 1 Quantitative requirements Own Funds (including balance sheet) Minimum capital requirement (MCR) Solvency Capital Requirement (SCR) Pillar 2 Qualitative requirements and supervisory review Governance, risk management and required functions Own risk and solvency assessment Pillar 3 Reporting, disclosure and market discipline Supervisory Process Disclosure Transparency Support of risk-based supervision through market mechanisms Market-consistent valuation of balance sheet Risk Based requirements Business governance Risk-based supervision Disclosure Transparent markets

4 4 The Solvency II reporting requirements include qualitative and quantitative reports Quantitative reporting templatesNarrative reports Sections covered Balance Sheet Premium claims and expenses Own funds Variation analysis SCR and MCR Assets Technical provisions Reinsurance Group reporting Business and performance System of governance Risk profile Valuation for solvency purposes Capital management The Solvency II regime will place new reporting requirements on firms covering both quantitative and qualitative aspects The Solvency and Financial Condition Report (SFCR) and the Report to Supervisors (RSR) contain both qualitative and quantitative reports

5 5 AudiencePublicPrivate Narrative Reports TypeQualitative FrequencyAnnualAnnual summary In full every 3 years Quantitative Reporting Templates TypeQuantitative FrequencyAnnualAnnual & Quarterly National Specific Templates FrequencyN/AAnnually OtherMajor developments affecting relevance of SFCR will require an updated SFCR PRA ad-hoc reporting will continue Pillar 3 will require firms and groups to make certain reports and templates publically available The Pillar 3 reporting requirements under Solvency II focus on two main reports, the Solvency and Financial Condition Report (SFCR) and the Regular Supervision Report (RSR) A limited number of quantitative templates and qualitative data are required to be made publically available in the SFCR All quantitative templates and a detailed set of qualitative data is required to be reported privately to the regulator in the RSR

6 6 1 January 2016 SII Implementation 31 March 2015 SII Transposition October 2014 ITS 1 Publication Dec 2014 –Mar 2015 ITS 2 Public Consultation June 2015 ITS 2 Publication Jun – Sep 2014 Guidelines 1 Public Consultation Dec 2014 – Mar 2015 Guidelines 2 Public Consultation February 2015 Guidelines 1 Publication July 2015 Guidelines 2 Publication December 2014 Draft SII taxonomy SII Directive Guidelines Implementing Technical Standards Taxonomy Solvency II reporting policy timetable July 2014 Final taxonomy for preparatory phase April 2015 Candidate Final SII taxonomy July 2015 Final SII taxonomy

7 7 The PRA will continue to publish consultation papers on Solvency II to gain industry feedback. Supervisory statements will be published ahead of transposition at 31 March 2015 The PRA proposed 11 NST templates issued as part of CP16/14. Remaining NST templates are expected to be issued for consultation before the end of the year. The PRA expects to issue further information, as required, on materiality levels, exemptions and the application of proportionality later this year or early NumberTemplate Name NS.01With-profits value of bonus NS.02With-profits assets and liabilities NS.03Pools NS.04Assessable mutuals NS.05Revenue account (Life) NS.06Business model analysis (Life) NS.07Business model analysis (Non-Life) NS.08Business model analysis – financial guarantee insurers NS.09Best-estimate assumptions for life insurance risks NS.10Projection of future cash flows (best- estimate – non-life: sub-classes) NS.11Non-life insurance claims information (general liability sub-classes) The PRA is seeking industry feedback on a range of topics

8 Firms with non-December year end should speak to supervisors for their submission timetable Solvency II Submissions Solvency I Submissions Solos Groups Preparatory phase returns Cat 1-3 firms only SII returns March 2016 Last Solvency I submission 26 May25 Aug25 Nov Q1Q2Q3 25 Feb19 May Q4Annual + NST 1 Jul25 Nov AnnualQrtly 20 May One off Day 1 returns 7 Jul6 Oct6 Jan Q1Q2Q3 7 Apr30 Jun Q4Annual 15 Jul6 Jan 2016 AnnualQrtly 20 May One off Current timetable for submission of returns for firms and groups with 31 December year end All directive firms and groups NB: Details dependent on final text. 8 NB: Please be aware that the date of Day 1 returns was changed to 20 May 2016 for both solos and groups in the Delegated Act. This change was made on the table above after the PRA Solvency II Conference on 17 October 2014.

9 9 The PRA’s expectations of firms participating in the preparatory phase A significant increase in the extent and depth of insurance data shared between firms and the PRA Expectations of firms were set in December 2013 when the PRA published Supervisory Statement 4/13 on applying EIOPA’s preparatory guidelines The preparatory phase should be used by firms to prepare for Solvency II implementation and returns should be of a high standard and quality Firms and groups will need to be on-boarded onto the BoE PRA Data Collection system in Q1/ Training will also be made available All quantitative firm returns are expected to be in XBRL format with qualitative returns in PDF Category 1-3 firms and groups required to report. All firms and groups in scope of preparatory reporting should have been notified in January 2014 NSTs not expected for interim reporting

10 10 Collections system XBRL processor Secure Web Portal PlausibilityValidation EIOPA PRA Supervision QRTs NSTs Qualitative returns The PRA will use a new system to support data collection and XBRL processing, which firms will be able to access via a web portal All returns must be provided in the following formats: QRTs – in XBRL Qualitative returns – in PDF NSTs – in Excel (initially, may move to XBRL in the future) Firm submits Firms will submit returns via a new reporting system Feedback provided to firms on validation and plausibility Re-submissions may be required or further explanation requested

11 11 The PRA intends to implement and start testing the data collection system and the XBRL processor in Q Data collection system testing with firms is planned in two stages; 1.Industry testing for Cat 1-3 firms – Cat 1-3 firms will be expected to test the PRA external web portal prior to June 2015 including logging in, setting up their return and submitting test data 2.Industry testing for non Cat 1-3 firms – from Q all other firms will be provided the opportunity to also test the Portal, to trial logging in, setting up returns and uploading files Firms will be expected to on-board, with those participating in the preparatory phase prioritised Q PRA XBRL testing Industry testing (Cat 1-3) On-boarding (Cat 1-3) Industry testing (all other firms) Q1 Q2 Q3 Q Q The PRA will be conducting industry testing and on- boarding firms throughout 2015 On-boarding (all other firms)

12 Solvency II returns will require the submission of detailed asset data for the first time. As a result, the volume of data submitted is expected to significantly increase. This will include line by line asset data which must include a range of detailed information about the asset including items such as NACE codes and geography. Given this increase in granularity the PRA expects firms to need to have: Early engagement with the organisations who manage their assets to prepare for the requirements that will be placed upon them as a result of the asset data submissions Early engagement with other stakeholders (e.g. IT providers, information providers) The PRA would expect cat 1-3 firms to be well advanced in this regard as some of this granular information will be required in the preparatory reporting. 12 Solvency II reporting increases the amount of detailed information reported

13 The PRA Solvency II regulatory reporting industry working group acts as a forum for the PRA and industry representatives to discuss technical and practical implementation challenges. Three key areas where firms are seeking further clarity have been highlighted. 13 Current ‘hot topics’ from the industry engagement Asset Look throughMateriality threshold Audit and assurance of regulatory returns

14 14 If firms have questions regarding Solvency II regulatory reporting requirements and interpretation, they should : 1.Check the published PRA Q&As on the BoE PRA website 2.Submit questions to EIOPA’s question and answer process if the questions have not already been answered https://eiopa.europa.eu/publications/eiopa-guidelines/qa-on- guidelines/index.html 3.Help the PRA track questions submitted to EIOPA by notifying Addressing firm questions The PRA will continue to publish answers to questions received from firms in the run up to implementation

15 The PRA is building a new data collection system and will be ready to receive the submission of information in the preparatory phase from June 2015 The PRA is consulting on NSTs in CP16/14, final templates will be published in a policy statement ahead of transposition. Further consultation papers will be published on reporting including Lloyd’s NST and firm exemptions from Solvency II reporting Reporting policy is increasingly stable, there are some outstanding issues that the PRA is aware of through its work with the regulatory reporting industry working group Testing of the new system is expected to start in Q and will be phased in the run up to implementation. Firms will be expected to on-board to the system from Q Cat 1-3 firms participating in the preparatory phase will be prioritised for both testing and on-boarding Key messages – regulatory reporting

16 16 Firms with a 31 December year end should be aware of when they will be involved in PRA testing, on-boarding and when they need to submit their first returns Next steps for firms Cat 1-3 firmsAll other firms TestingFebruary 2015 for selected subset of firms. (participating firms have already been notified) Q for all other Cat 1-3 firms Starting Q On-boardingStarting Q1 2015Starting Q First preparatory phase returns Solos - 1 July 2015, Annual submission Groups - 15 July 2015, Annual submission No reports due during preparatory phase First Solvency II returns due Solos – 20 May 2016, Day 1 submission Groups – 20 May 2016, Day 1 submission Solos – 20 May 2016, Day 1 submission Groups – 20 May 2016, Day 1 submission NB: Please be aware that the date of Day 1 returns was changed to 20 May 2016 for both solos and groups in the Delegated Act. This change was made on the table above after the PRA Solvency II Conference on 17 October 2014.


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