As part of the capital requirements under the Solvency 2 regime, European insurers are required to comply with the Solvency Capital Requirements and Minimum Capital Requirements. This guarantees that insurers always have enough capital available to withstand certain tail risk events. We dig into the detail around the coverage ratios of these requirements. In particular we delve into the definition of Own Funds and how much of this capital is actually eligible for the purposes of these ratios. We also apply this to calculate the SCR and MCR coverage ratios for a fictional company – Unlock Insurance
Key learning objectives:
What are Own Funds?
What are Eligible Own Funds?
How can we apply this to Unlock Insurance?