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This policy portal provides a public interest perspective on the issues at stake and ongoing legislative debates in the field of financial regulation.

As major rules for financial institutions are set at the EU rather than national level, EU legislators play the key role. Adequate rules are of crucial importance, as the size, complexity and influence of the financial system have reached unprecedented levels. Challenges like digitalisation or accelerating climate change need to be addressed too. There is a long way to go to make finance truly serve the economy and society.

 

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Consultation response

Consultation response: IAIS public consultation on ICP 17 regarding capital adequacy

Consultation response

Consultation response: IAIS public consultation on climate risk supervisory guidance

Consultation response

Consultation response – EIOPA Discussion Paper on Prudential Treatment of Sustainability Risks

Speech

Assessing risk properly is key to enable insurance companies to invest for the long term and to tackle climate risk (ECON Hearing on Solvency II and IRRD)

At the ECON Hearing on Solvency II and IRRD, Finance Watch calls for a symetric approach to risk assessment, adapting insurance companies’ capital requirements linked to fossil fuel exposures and creating a resolution funding mechanism to avoid the transfer of losses to policyholders and taxpayers in case of failure (video here)
Consultation response

Consultation response for EIOPA: climate change materiality assessments and scenarios in ORSAs

Consultation response

Consultation response on the review of prudential rules for insurance and reinsurance firms (Solvency II Directive)

Consultation response

Insurance Sector and Climate-Related Financial Risks: Response to the FIO

Report

Report – Insuring the uninsurable: Tackling the link between climate change and financial instability in the insurance sector

A Finance Watch report on how to tackle the link between climate change and financial instability in the insurance sector.
Open letter

Letter to EU policymakers to close ‘climate-finance doom loop’ through CRR, Solvency II upgrades

Finance Watch called on EU leaders not to miss the opportunity of the upcoming review of banking and insurance prudential legislation to properly integrate climate risk. The letter was sent along with the proposed amendments to CRR and Solvency II copied below.
Report

A Wrinkle in the Process: Financial Inclusion Barriers in an Ageing Europe – Report

A groundbreaking look at vulnerability among older people in the European Union and the barriers they face that limit their access to basic, mainstream-market financial services and products appropriate to their needs in their communities.
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