In January 2011, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) replaced the Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Supervisors (CEIOPS). EIOPA is part of the European System of Financial Supervision consisting of three European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board. It is an independent advisory body to the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission.
Based in Frankfurt, EIOPA’s priorities include Solvency II, supervision in insurance groups, reorganisation and winding-up of insurance undertakings, life assurance, activities and supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision and prudential assessment of acquisitions in the financial sector. EIOPA is commissioned to monitor and identify trends potential risks and vulnerabilities stemming from the micro-prudential level, across borders and across sectors.
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