Trans Global Life Insurance Company

Year Ended 31 December 2018


The Life Insurance Capital Adequacy Test (“LICAT”) guideline replaced the MCCSR guideline effective January 1, 2018.

The LICAT guideline establishes the standards used by OSFI to assess whether a life insurer maintains adequate capital or an adequate margin to support risks specific to the life insurance business. This is in compliance with the requirements of The Office of the Superintendent of Insurance of Alberta and the Act.

Companies are required, at minimum, to maintain a Core Ratio of 55% and a Total Ratio of 90%. OSFI has established supervisory target levels of 70% for Core and 100% for Total capital. 

Definition of terms used in this document can be found in the OSFI Guideline on the Office of Superintendent of Financial Institution’s website.

There was $5.4 million of available capital and $1.4 million of base solvency buffer, resulting in an LICAT Total Ratio of 432% as at December 31, 2018. Unrealized losses on investments in 2018 contributed to a reduction in available capital and a slightly higher LICAT Total Ratio compared to 2017 year-end. Overall, the base solvency buffer shows little change. The decrease in the credit risk is due to reclassification of premium receivables.

2018 2017 Year over Year Movement
($’000) ($’000) ($’000)
Available Capital (A) 5,393 5,802 (409)
Surplus Allowance (B) 34 39 (5)
Total 5,427 5,841 (414)
Credit Risk 35 142 (107)
Market Risk 799 939 (140)
Insurance Risk 303 259 44
Diversification Credit (C) 114 117 (3)
Operational Risk (D) 174 178  (4)
Base Solvency Buffer (E) 1,257 1,471 (214)
Core Ratio (%) ([A+70% B]/E)x100 431% 396% -(34.6%)
Total Ratio (%) ([A+B]/E)x100 432% 397% -(34.7%)





Source of Earnings


The Alberta Superintendent of Insurance has fully adopted OSFI’s D-9 Source of Earnings (SOE) Guideline. In compliance with those guidelines, Trans Global Life Insurance Company has opted to make the SOE disclosure publicly available by providing this notification on our website to inform users (i.e. policyholders, analysts, directors, management and regulators, etc.) that they may contact the company through this link ( to request this information.

Note that SOE is not an International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) measure and that there is no standard SOE methodology. The calculation of SOE is dependent on, and sensitive to, the methodology, estimates and assumptions used. SOE identifies various sources of IFRS earnings and provides an analysis of the differences between actual net income and expected net income based on assumptions made at the beginning of the reporting period.