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Solvency II

The Solvency II Directive is the legislation setting out prudential rules for the European insurance industry. It provides a risk measurement framework for defining capital requirements for insurance companies when they invest into private equity and venture capital funds. Solvency II is due to be reviewed by the end of 2020.

How does it affect private equity?

The capital that must be set aside by insurers to address the risks they face for investing in private equity has a significant influence on their asset allocation decisions. With insurers representing more than 10% of the investment into European private equity, the Directive has the potential to affect the amount of capital flowing into private equity and venture capital funds.

Solvency II member guides

Invest Europe offers its members exclusive guides to policy, compliance, and many current issues affecting the industry.

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Solvency II library

Positions & consultation responses

Comments on the Capital Markets Union High Level Forum Recommendations

30 Jun 2020
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to EIOPA Consultation on Solvency II review

15 Jan 2020
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Solvency II Reporting Template

25 Sep 2019
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to EC Consultation on draft Solvency II Delegated Acts

06 Dec 2018
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to EIOPA second set of advice on Solvency II risk weights

05 Jan 2018
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to EIOPA Call for Evidence on Solvency II treatment of unlisted equity and debt

24 May 2017
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to Capital Markets Union Mid-Term Consultation

17 Mar 2017
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to EIOPA's Consultation on the treatment of infrastructure corporates under Solvency II

13 May 2016
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Solvency II Reporting Template

01 Apr 2016
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to European Commission Call for Evidence on EU Regulatory Framework for Financial Services

31 Jan 2016
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