Solvency II - Introduction


Cost for BPP PD Members: £518 + VAT 6 CPD Hours
(£650.00 + VAT for non BPP PD Members Click Here for details of our membership scheme).


This course will be of benefit to bankers, analysts, accountants, lawyers, advisers, non-executive directors and executives at all levels who are involved in or with the insurance industry. Some basic knowledge of the insurance business is essential.

Course content:

This one day course covers the key features of the Solvency 2 Directive. It will include a comparison with the current Solvency 1 regime as well as highlighting the differences to the PRA’s own developments of the existing EU regime.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • Review of risks in the insurance business
  • Need for Solvency Capital
  • Review of existing regimes
    • Solvency 1
    • Realistic reporting
    • Individual Capital Assessment
  • Three Pillars of Solvency 2
    • Pillar 1: Quantitative requirements
    • Pillar 2: Governance and risk management
    • Pillar 3: Disclosure and transparency requirements
  • The Solvency 2 Balance Sheet
    • Market-consistency
    • Risk-sensitivity
    • Differences to IFRS balance sheet and MCEV method
  • Assets
    • Investments
    • Participations
    • Reinsurance recoverable
  • Liabilities
    • Non-insurance liabilities
    • Technical provisions
    • Unbundling, segmentation and categorisation
    • Hedgeable vs. non-hedgeable liabilities
    • Best estimate plus risk margin
  • Own Funds
    • Basic and ancillary own funds
    • Tiers1, 2 and 3
    • Capital structure rules
  • Overview of the Calculation of SCR and MCR
    • Standard formula
    • Internal models
    • Variations
    • The supervisory “Ladder of Intervention”
  • Supervisory roles and processes under Solvency 2
  • Impact of Solvency 2 on different types of insurance companies

"A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon request, following attendance."

Course Dates

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London 27 Sep 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now

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