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The Application Paper on Supervisory Colleges describes the processes and practices related to the establishment and functioning of supervisory colleges for insurance groups with cross-border activities. In particular, the paper supports observance of Insurance Core Principle (ICP) 3 (Information Sharing and Confidentiality Requirements) and ICP 25 (Supervisory Cooperation and Coordination).

The objective of this Application Paper is to foster an understanding of the work of supervisory colleges and to explain the role and involvement insurers may have in supervisory colleges. This Application Paper, as a publicly available document, focuses on those aspects of supervisory college operations that are most relevant from the perspective of the insurance industry.

The paper was revised from its original version published in 2014 to reflect revisions to ICPs 3 and 25 and the adoption of ComFrame, as well as to include practical experience with establishing and managing supervisory colleges.