Group Solvency and Financial Condition Report 2017
This Solvency and Financial Condition Report ("SFCR") covers the Business and Performance of the Association, its System of Governance, Risk Profile, Valuation for Solvency Purposes and Capital Management.
The ultimate Administrative Body that has the responsibility for all of these matters is the Association's Board of Directors, with the help of various governance and control functions that it has put in place to monitor and manage the business. The Consolidated Group Solvency Capital Requirement ("SCR") has been calculated using the standard formula. The Group intends to seek approval to use its internal model, which has already been approved for the subsidiary undertaking, for the calculation of the SCR at Group level.
For SCR purposes the Association's total eligible own funds stood at $637 million. This includes ancillary own funds available to the Association's subsidiary undertaking, The United Kingdom Mutual Assurance Association (Europe) Limited ("UK Europe" or "UKE") as approved by UK Europe's regulator.
The AOF available to UKE represents only the element of funds that would be retained within UKE in the event of a supplementary call. Although the balance of funds are payable to UKB these are not incorporated within Group eligible own funds. The Group intends to apply for the full AOF allowance which, if approved, would increase tier 2 eligible own funds by $148 million.
Eligible own funds cover the SCR (of $375 million) by 169.9% and the Minimum Consolidated Group SCR ("MCR") (of $40.4 million) by 1,500.4%.