PwC Solvency II: A guide to the new regime (fifth edition)

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Solvency II has been with us since the start of 2016 setting out EEA-wide capital requirements, risk management standards and disclosure requirements.

The purpose of this Guide is to give users a detailed understanding of the regulatory regime for insurance companies that is introduced by Solvency II. 

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Content of the Guide

This is the fifth edition of this Guide and reflects all material published by 1 November 2017.
​The Introduction highlights the significant developments since the previous edition of the Guide that are reflected in this updated edition.

UK specific content

In addition, in a number of clearly identified areas, we comment specifically on Solvency II’s implementation in the UK. This content is shown in ‘UK specifics’ boxes. These comments reflect rules, supervisory statements, consultations and ad hoc communications published by the PRA.

Guide's structure

The Guide is structured into 11 chapters, each of which explores a distinct area of the Solvency II regime.

The Chapters of the Guide are:

  • Scope and application
  • Regulatory approach
  • System of governance
  • Assets and liabilities other than technical provisions
  • Technical provisions
  • Own funds
  • Capital requirements - MCR, SCR standard formula and SCR internal model
  • Public and supervisory reporting
  • Groups
  • Branches and freedom to provide services
  • Special purpose vehicles​

Who needs this publication?

The insurance expert, who needs to keep up-to-date with changes in the regulatory environment; and anybody involved in the application of any part of the Solvency II regime.

If I received a previous edition of the Guide, do I need this edition?

The fifth edition of the guide has been updated from the fourth edition. Users should therefore obtain a copy of the updated Guide to ensure they are up to date with the current requirements of Solvency II.

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Hard copies can be ordered at a cost of £100 by contacting your usual PwC contact or by completing the online form below. Please note that for non-UK orders a minimum order of five copies applies.

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