Over the past 3-4 years a tremendous amount of positive energy and resource has been expended in the name of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the oversight of insurance entities, globally, by regulatory and supervisory bodies, industry associations and commentators alike. The CRO Forum is pleased at the pace and direction of the changes under consideration. However it has also become clear that in the course of the wider dialogue, confusion has sometimes arisen about the intended meaning about certain principles and elements of suggested implementation frameworks. Moreover, parallel discussions in the field of financial accounting have meant some terminology has dual meanings.
As stated earlier, under the development of Solvency II, there is agreement amongst most parties involved that the assets and liabilities should be measured on a consistent basis for solvency purposes and this basis should be market value. In order to determine the market consistent value of liabilities, it is agreed, we need to determine a market value margin (MVM) to be added to the expected present value of future liability cash flows.