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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. A review of the Directive has been launched on 22nd September 2021 and is currently ongoing.

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. Over the past few years much attention has been given to improving the criteria allowing insurers to set up "long-term equity portfolios" subject to a preferential capital charge. 

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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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Guidance

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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Positions & consultation responses

Response to EIOPA Call for Evidence on infrastructure corporates

10 Dec 2015
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to EIOPA Consultation on the identification and calibration of infrastructure investment risk categories

07 Aug 2015
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Positions & consultation responses

EVCA-PAE Response to Green Paper on Capital Markets Union

13 May 2015
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to EIOPA on Infrastructure Investments by Insurers

24 Apr 2015
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Positions & consultation responses

EC Green Paper on Capital Markets Union

18 Feb 2015
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