Guidelines
Last Revised Date: 06 March 2020

Guidelines on Use of Internal Models for Liability and Capital Requirements for Life Insurance Products Containing Investment Guarantees with Non-Linear Payouts [ID 01/13]

Guidelines for insurers seeking exemption to use internal models to determine the regulatory liability and capital requirements for life insurance products with investment guarantees which have non-linear payouts.

These guidelines apply to all direct life insurers intending to develop and use internal models for insurance products with investment guarantees which have non-linear payouts (e.g. variable annuity policies).

They set out:

  • General application process for the exemption from relevant section in the Insurance (Valuation & Capital) Regulations so that the insurer may use internal models.
  • Conditions that an insurer should observe for MAS' assessment of internal model.
  • Information expected for application.
  • Minimum standards that an insurer is expected to observe for the use of internal model.

Amendment Notes

01 Apr 2013
Previous version dated 01 Apr 2013  (392.8 KB)takes effect. (Cancelled with effect from 31 Mar 2020)