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Governance, Risk and Compliance - The French Insurance Industry

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Governance, Risk and Compliance - The French Insurance Industry
Published: July 25, 2018 Content info: 67 Pages

GlobalData's "Governance, Risk and Compliance - The French Insurance Industry", report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in France.

It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.

The report brings together GlobalData's research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country. The report also includes the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country.

The report provides insights into the governance, risk and compliance framework pertaining to the insurance industry in France, including -

  • An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in France.
  • The latest key changes, and changes expected in the country's insurance regulatory framework.
  • Key regulations and market practices related to different types of insurance product in the country.
  • Rules and regulations pertaining to key classes of compulsory insurance, and the scope of non-admitted insurance in France.
  • Key parameters including licensing requirements, permitted foreign direct investment, minimum capital requirements, solvency and reserve requirements, and investment regulations.
  • Details of the tax and legal systems in the country.

Key Highlights

  • The French Prudential Supervisory Authority (l'Autorite de Controle Prudentiel et de Resolution - ACPR) regulates the French insurance industry.
  • Non-admitted insurance is not permitted in the French insurance industry. However, insurance companies from EEA Member States are permitted to operate without obtaining license from the ACPR.
  • Composite insurance is not permitted in France. However, a reinsurer may carry on both life and non-life reinsurance business.
  • 100% foreign direct investment is permitted in the French insurance industry.
  • Solvency II came into force in France on January 1, 2016, and new risk management standards for insurers were introduced.


  • The report covers details of the insurance regulatory framework in France.
  • The report contains details of the rules and regulations governing insurance products and insurance entities.
  • The report lists and analyzes key trends and developments pertaining to the country's insurance regulatory framework.
  • The report analyzes the rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment and operation of insurance businesses in the country.
  • The report provides details of taxation imposed on insurance products and insurance companies.

Reasons to buy

  • Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in France.
  • Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the French insurance industry.
  • Gain detailed information about the key regulations governing the establishment and operation of insurance entities in the country.
  • Understand key regulations and market practices pertaining to various types of insurance product.
Table of Contents
Product Code: GDIS0090RR

Table of Contents


  • 1.1 What is this Report About?
  • 1.2 Definitions


  • 2.1 Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution
  • 2.2 Latest Changes in Regulation
  • 2.3 Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance
    • 2.3.1 Life insurance
    • 2.3.2 Property insurance
    • 2.3.3 Motor insurance
    • 2.3.4 Liability insurance
    • 2.3.5 Marine, aviation and transit insurance
    • 2.3.6 Personal accident and health insurance
  • 2.4 Compulsory Insurance
    • 2.4.1 Motor third-party liability (MTPL) insurance
    • 2.4.2 Workers' compensation Insurance
    • 2.4.3 Air carriers and aircraft operators insurance
    • 2.4.4 Professional indemnity insurance for alternative investment fund managers
    • 2.4.5 Liability insurance for health professionals
    • 2.4.6 Clinical trials liability insurance
    • 2.4.7 Liability insurance for construction contractors (decennial liability insurance)
    • 2.4.8 Liability insurance for ship owners in respect of oil pollution
  • 2.5 Supervision and Control
    • 2.5.1 International Association of Insurance Supervisors
    • 2.5.2 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority
    • 2.5.3 Autorite de Controle Prudentiel
    • 2.5.4 Autorite des Marches Financiers
    • 2.5.5 Federation of European Risk Management Associations
  • 2.6 Non-Admitted Insurance Regulations
    • 2.6.1 Overview
    • 2.6.2 Intermediaries
    • 2.6.3 Market practices
    • 2.6.4 Fines and penalties
  • 2.7 Company Registration and Operations
    • 2.7.1 Type of insurance organization
    • 2.7.2 Establishing a local company
    • 2.7.3 Foreign ownership
    • 2.7.4 Types of license
    • 2.7.5 Capital requirements
    • 2.7.6 Solvency margin
    • 2.7.7 Reserve requirements
    • 2.7.8 Investment regulations
    • 2.7.9 Statutory return requirements
    • 2.7.10 Fee structure
  • 2.8 Taxation
    • 2.8.1 Insurance premium or policy taxations
    • 2.8.2 Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas
    • 2.8.3 Corporate tax
    • 2.8.4 VAT
    • 2.8.5 Captives
  • 2.9 Legal System
    • 2.9.1 Introduction
    • 2.9.2 Access to court
    • 2.9.3 Alternative dispute resolution


  • 3.1 Methodology
  • 3.2 Contact GlobalData
  • 3.3 About GlobalData
  • 3.4 GlobalData's Services
  • 3.5 Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Insurance Industry Definitions
  • Table 2: France - Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features
  • Table 3: France - Life Insurance Regulatory Framework
  • Table 4: France - Property Insurance Regulatory Framework
  • Table 5: France - Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework
  • Table 6: France - Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework
  • Table 7: France-Minimum Cover for Aircraft Third-Party Liability Per Accident Per Aircraft
  • Table 8: France-Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework
  • Table 9: France - Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2018

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: France - Insurance Supervision and Control at Various Levels
  • Figure 2: France - Insurance Regulatory Frameworks for Company Registration and Operation
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