Hong Kong RBC – Second Quantitative Impact Study (QIS 2)

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By Clement Bonnet, Sing Yee Yeoh, Scott Chow, Clifford Wu | 22 August 2018

On 6 August 2018, the Insurance Authority (IA) of Hong Kong released the technical specifications for the Second Quantitative Impact Study (QIS 2) associated with its developing Risk-based Capital regime (HKRBC). Following the release of these specifications, life insurance companies in Hong Kong will need to submit QIS 2 results by 30 November 2018 with a valuation date of 31 December 2017. The IA has emphasised that QIS 2 is an important step to evaluate holistically the solvency positions of both individual insurers and the industry as a whole, and to define the key criteria for risk capital.

In this e-Alert, we give an overview of QIS 2 and highlight some of the key differences from the First Quantitative Impact Study (QIS 1) that include:

  • Stochastic valuation for Time Value of Options and Guarantees
  • Margin Over Current Estimate
  • Correlation matrices for risk aggregation
  • Matching adjustment


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