Key Attributes Assessment Methodology for the Insurance Sector

Methodology for assessing the implementation of the key attributes of effective resolution regimes for financial institutions

This methodology sets out essential criteria to guide the assessment of the compliance of a jurisdiction’s insurance resolution framework with the Financial Stability Board (FSB’s) Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions (Key Attributes). It was developed in collaboration with experts from FSB jurisdictions, relevant standard-setting bodies, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. It is designed to promote consistent assessments across jurisdictions and to provide guidance to jurisdictions when adopting or amending their resolution regimes to implement the Key Attributes.

The Key Attributes constitute an ‘umbrella’ standard for resolution regimes for all types of financial institutions. Implementation of the Key Attributes allows authorities to resolve financial institutions in an orderly manner without taxpayer exposure to loss from solvency support, while maintaining continuity of their vital economic functions. However, not all attributes are equally relevant for all sectors. The Key Attributes Assessment Methodology provides an insurance sector-specific interpretation of individual Key Attributes. It stresses that a jurisdiction’s insurance resolution regime should be proportionate to the size, structure and complexity of the jurisdiction’s insurance system.

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