The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) published its 2023-2024 Roadmap. The Roadmap outlines the IAIS’ work programme for the next two years and is guided by the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. “In the 2023-2024 period, the IAIS will prioritise efforts on key multi-year projects while also responding to the many global issues and trends facing the insurance sector,” said IAIS Executive Committee Chair, Vicky Saporta.
The 2023-2024 Roadmap provides significant continuity in the IAIS’ workplan, with activities focused on:
- Finalising the development of global standards, in particular, the Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) for Internationally Active Insurance Groups (IAIGs);
- Assessing trends and risks in the global insurance sector – through the Global Monitoring Exercise (GME) – an important pillar of the Holistic Framework for the assessment and mitigation of systemic risk (Holistic Framework);
- Promoting effective supervisory practices, particularly in responding to accelerating trends in the global insurance sector; and
- Supporting and assessing the implementation of agreed global standards and assessing their comprehensive and consistent implementation, including the macroprudential supervisory measures that form part of the Holistic Framework.
The 2023-2024 period will be important for several key IAIS reform projects. Ahead of the finalisation of the ICS, the IAIS will issue a public consultation on the ICS as a prescribed capital requirement (PCR), undertake an ICS economic impact assessment and commence an evaluation of whether the Aggregation Method provides comparable outcomes to the ICS, and hence will be considered an outcome-equivalent approach for implementation of the ICS as a PCR. The IAIS will also consult on revisions to key capital and solvency-related standards that form the foundation of ICS: draft revised ICP 14 (Valuation) and ICP 17 (Capital Adequacy).
Following the December 2022 Financial Stability Board (FSB) endorsement of the IAIS Holistic Framework, the IAIS will continue to monitor the possible build-up of systemic risk through the GME and assess the implementation of Holistic Framework supervisory measures. Based on the first years of implementation of the Holistic Framework, the IAIS will also begin a review of certain standards, for instance, to enhance clarity of interpretation.
Concurrently, the IAIS will continue to respond to the numerous emerging and accelerating risks, challenges and opportunities facing the insurance sector, including climate-related risks, cyber risks, operational resilience, digital innovation, DEI, financial inclusion and issues around conduct and culture. Notably, the IAIS will publish two reports related to cyber and operational risks and will issue two consultations on climate-related supervisory practices to promote a globally consistent, adequate response to the risks posed by climate change.
In addition to hosting various targeted, virtual stakeholder events throughout 2023, the IAIS also looks forward to welcoming members and stakeholders to two in-person milestone events, the Global Seminar in Seattle in June and the Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting of members in Tokyo in November.
“In the period ahead, the IAIS will build on the significant achievements of the past year, thanks to the commitment of our members and in partnership with our stakeholders,” said IAIS Secretary General, Jonathan Dixon.
Read the 2023-2024 Roadmap here.