Financial stability (insurers and pension funds) [19]

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Bullet points include: EIOPA December 2018 Financial Stability Report: Current macroeconomic environment and ongoing low interest rates continue to pose challenges for European occupational pension fund sector. Sudden increase in yields might also be problematic depending on accounting treatment. For now, focus is principally on monitoring, reporting and (system-wide) stress testing: “EIOPA closely monitors potential negative impacts of macroeconomic developments on the IORP sector and financial stability through stress test exercises”. Recent EIOPA IORP stress tests have included a common assessment framework which aims to quantify exposures (including benefit security mechanisms) in a market consistent manner. Potentially challenging for pension funds to comply with

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