Insurance institutions and groups subject to Solvency II publish an annual Solvency and Financial Condition Report (SFCR) for public consumption. In particular, this report describes the institution’s or the group’s business and results, governance system, risk profile and valuation methods for solvency and capital management purposes. It also sets out and explains any significant changes relative to the previous period.
Insurance institutions and groups may, in certain cases, and subject to prior agreement from the ACPR, not publish certain confidential information in their Solvency and Financial Condition Report, if the information in question meets the following criteria:
- Publication of the information would give competitors a significant undue advantage.
- The institution or group is bound by secrecy or confidentiality as a result of obligations toward policyholders or any other relationships with third parties.
In such cases, the institution or group should indicate as such in its report and explain the reasons. Authorisation will not be given for institutions or groups not to publish critical information on capital management. This information includes the following:
- capital structure
- amount of the solvency capital requirement (SCR) and the minimum capital requirement (MCR)
- options used to calculate the solvency capital requirement
- information needed to properly understand the main differences between assumptions underlying the standard formula and those underlying the internal model used to calculate the solvency capital requirement, where applicable
- in the event of a breach of the minimum capital requirement or a serious breach of the solvency capital requirement occurring during the period under review, the amount of the breach in question, even if the problem has subsequently been resolved, together with an explanation of the reasons and consequences, as well as any corrective action taken The same provisions apply for single group reports.