Regulators in Portugal
The supervisory and regulatory framework in Portugal consists of:
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services also supports submissions to other reporting authorities :
Regulatory Environment — Portugal
DGCI Reporting (Directorate General of Taxation)
CRC - Reporting
Statistical Bank reporting (EM_2010)
IBS - International Banking Statistics Reporting
DSB / INE – reporting (Banking Supervision Department - National Institute of Statistics)
CDT – reporting (Estatísticas de Titulos)
EP - Payments Statistics
Balance of payments reporting (COE)
CMVM (Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários)
Firms are faced with investing time, effort and resource to:
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CEBS change over to EBA
The European Banking Authority (EBA) came into effect from 1 January 2011 and took over the responsibilities of Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS). EBA is responsible for safeguarding public values such as stability of the financial system, transparency of markets and financial products, protection of depositors and investors wealth.
Financial Reporting (FINREP)
The aim of FINREP has always been to harmonise the financial reporting within the member states to improve comparability. However after implementation it has become apparent that the large number of national discretions has prevented to reach this goal. With the announced adjusted guidelines, the member states are obliged to apply at least the balance sheet and P&L statement and can choose out of 23 additional templates to apply. However CEBS insists that on all templates that the national regulator adopts, no changes should be made to its meaning or appearance.
Further it asks the member states for a firm commitment that the FINREP reporting will be the only consolidated financial reporting that an individual banking group has to provide to the regulator. Also the scope of consolidation will need to be aligned with the CRD.
Common Reporting (COREP)
In general the adoption of the COREP templates has been more straightforward between the member states than FINREP. However there have been still numerous differences. Here CEBS intends to align this further medium term with clearer definitions and tuning of the COREP templates.
Large Exposures is included in the COREP framework with the revised guidelines. It will be applicable as of 1st of January 2011, but only move into a binding core reporting framework as of 31st December 2012.
Read our data sheet for more information on the Large Exposure Reporting requirements
Draft guidelines have been published on a revision of the concentration risk reporting. The most notable change is that reporting on concentration risk within an individual risk type (intra-risk) is considered to be insufficient. It pleas for reporting based on risk interaction (inter-risk) and would be related to credit, market, operational and liquidity risks.
Read the comment piece “CEBS pushes forward with reporting harmonisation agenda” for more information on the new requirements and their impact on financial institutions »
CEBS stress testing
Read the comment piece "CEBS stress testing" which looks at the results of the CEBS EU-wide stress testing exercise of July 2010, compares them with the previous US and UK FSA stress testing results, and looks at what the market can glean from them »
Solvency II is a fundamental and wide-ranging review of the capital adequacy regime for the European insurance industry. It represents both a challenge and an opportunity for European insurers. Globally it is scheduled to come into effect by 31 Dec 2012..
The project initiated by European Commission as an advancement to Solvency I is expected to enhance a revised set of EU-wide capital requirements and risk management standards..
The objective of new system is to introduce more sophisticated solvency requirements for insurers, in order to guarantee that they have sufficient capital to withstand adverse events, such as floods, storms or big car accidents..
Currently, EU solvency requirements covers insurance risks, whereas in future insurers would be required to hold capital also against market risk (e.g. a fall in the value of an insurer's investments), credit risk (e.g. when debt obligations are not met) and operational risk (e.g. malpractice or system failure). This will help to increase their financial soundness with implementation of sound economic risk management practices in insurance industry.
With a demand of more streamlined approach towards supervision, the new system would enable insurance groups to be supervised more efficiently, through a 'group supervisor' in the home country that would have specific responsibilities to be exercised in close cooperation with the relevant national supervisors.
The introduction of group supervisors would ensure that group-wide risks are not overlooked and would enable groups to operate more efficiently, while providing policyholders with a high level of protection. Groups that are sufficiently diversified may also be allowed to lower their capital requirements under certain conditions.
The Directive often referred as Basel II for insurers is based on a three pillar approach which is similar to the banking sector (Basle II) but adapted for insurance.
The new provisions of Solvency II will be adopted under the Lamfalussy process:
Level 1 – Solvency II directive includes overall framework principles developed by European Commission approved by European Parliament and European Council.
Level 2 –Includes introduction to implementation measures developed by European Commission and approved by European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Committee (EIOPC)
Level 3 –Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors (CEIOPS) will guide European Commission to enhance supervisory standards.
Level 4 –European Commission will finally monitor, Compile and enforce the regulation regime.
Maximum harmonization is assumed with the new Solvency II framework Directive. This means the European rules will be implemented all countries of the European Economic Area (i.e. the EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). The European Union’s Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors (CEIOPS) has recommended to the European Commission that Bermuda, Switzerland and Japan will be the first countries assessed for equivalence with EU insurance regulations under Solvency II.
Thus the new solvency II requirements with challenges and opportunities ahead will be more risk-sensitive and more sophisticated than in the past, thus enabling a better coverage of the real risks run by any particular insurer.
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