Solvency II: supervisory approval for the volatility adjustment

Supervisory Statement 23/15

Update 17 October 2018
SS23/15 was updated following Policy Statement 22/18 ‘Solvency II: Supervisory approval for the volatility adjustment’. Details of the updates are available in the Annex to the SS. 

Published on 1 June 2015


This supervisory statement is addressed to UK Solvency II firms and to Lloyd’s. It sets out the Prudential Regulation Authority’s (PRA’s) expectations of firms applying for permission to apply a volatility adjustment (VA). In particular, the statement clarifies:

  • the items that should be included in an application to use the VA;
  • how the PRA will use the content of applications to assess whether the statutory conditions for approval to use the VA have been satisfied; and
  • how the VA approval process will work. 

Current version

Published: 17 October 2018

Past version

Published: 1 June 2015

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