The European Commission have recently adopted a review of Solvency II. The review largely follows EIOPA’s proposals, as set out in their Opinion from December 2020.
Taxonomy 2.6.0 introduces new reporting requirements which apply from Q4 2021. This new taxonomy includes only a handful of changes although new and updated validations can potentially give rise to errors or warnings not seen before.
EIOPA have recently launched a consultation on draft amendments to EU regulations on the quantitative reporting templates (QRT) and the solvency and financial condition report (SFCR). Comments are requested by 17 October 2021.
Stress testing and reporting fund content are two of the main challenges with Solvency II and EIOPA/ECB reporting. Many fund managers use their own format when supplying fund content information. Data quality varies, which makes the process even more challenging. The standard format Tripartite (TPT) can help address these issues.
As the year end approaches, it is time to review the changes in the taxonomy for EIOPA reporting which apply from Q4, 2020.
Software and applications are increasingly making use of cloud storage. Almost everyone makes use of this convenient technology in their everyday lives, whether it be to backup the data on their mobile phone or store photographs and other data.
LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) is an international identification number which is used for legal entities (e.g. companies or government entities) operating in financial markets. Institutional investors including banks, insurance companies and pension funds use LEI codes as they are required for supervisory reporting. LEI codes are also useful in the calculation of solvency capital requirements.
What is NACE?
A quick Google search for “EIOPA reporting for Pensions Schemes” brings up the Data Point Model and XBRL page on the EIOPA website. This page contains an enormous amount of information and can extremely useful for those of us who need to produce and validate the XBRL reports required by EIOPA and the ECB.
The Bergen City Council Pension Fund (BKP) is one of the largest pension funds in Norway. With assets of nearly EUR 2bn, BKP will be required to submit EIOPA's new reports for pension schemes from Q3, 2019. BKP have successfully reported to the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway as part of a test exercise. The pension fund is now well prepared to meet the reporting requirements.