Solvency Requirements for Takaful Undertakings

The IFSB issues Exposure Draft 11 for public consultation
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Kuala Lumpur- The Technical Committee of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) has approved the issuance of the IFSB Exposure Draft entitled Solvency Requirements for Takaful Undertakings (ED-11) for Public Consultation starting 17 December 2009. Click here:

    ED11 English
    ED11 Arabic

ED-11 aims to enhance and improve the ability of Takaful undertakings in sustaining and managing the risks on behalf of the participants. The seven (7) Key Principles outlined in ED-11 complement the substance of solvency standards and assessments developed by International Association of Insurance Supervisors, the international standard-setter for conventional insurers. This adopted approach is intended to ensure the supervision of Takaful, while catering to the specificities of Islamic finance, is consistent with that of the conventional insurers.

The key principles set forth in this document are hoped to foster the confidence of the market towards the integrity and stability of the Takaful undertakings as well as providing the Takaful undertakings a competitive niche among the insurance providers.

During the five-month consultation period, the IFSB will hold a roundtable discussion, workshop and a public hearing to encourage interaction with, and comments from, the members of the IFSB as well as the financial community in general.

“Our greatest lack is not money for any undertaking, but rather ideas, If the ideas are good, cash will somehow flow to where it is needed.” Robert H. Schuller

Best Regards

  • Kyoto, Japan


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