UK insurers cautioned on Solvency II credit risk assumptions

Regulator challenges "mechanistic re-application" of matching adjustment

Bank of England

UK internal model firms may have to review how they calculate credit risk capital requirements for matching adjustment (MA) portfolios, following a letter published by the local supervisor.

In a Solvency II implementation note dated September 1, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) detailed its view on assessing credit risk for matching adjustment portfolios. "The amount of credit risk capital should not be dictated by the matching adjustment calibration that applies to the calculation of t