On December 11, 2015, a Commission Delegated Regulation, in the form of Regulatory Technical Standards, was published setting out criteria for the assessment of intra-group transactions and risk concentrations under the EU Financial Conglomerates Directive. The RTS provide national regulators and coordinators with criteria for assessing whether intra-group transactions and risk concentrations are significant and provide for more harmonized reporting of information by financial conglomerates. The FCD provides for the supplementary prudential supervision on a group-wide basis of groups including banks, insurance undertakings and investment firms which are part of a financial conglomerate which provide services and products in different sectors of the financial markets. The Directive covers, amongst other things, the solvency position and risk concentration at the level of the conglomerate, intra-group transactions, internal risk management processes at conglomerate level and regulations on the fit and proper character of the conglomerate’s management.

The Delegated Regulation is available at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2015.326.01.0034.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2015:326:TOC.