‘Systema Naturæ: Per Regna Tria Naturæ, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, Cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis’, was published in 1758 by the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus. The book introduced a classification of the natural world into the three kingdoms, Animal, Plant and Mineral, which we still use today. It is considered to be the genesis of modern scientific taxonomy. Firms coming to grips with the Solvency II reporting templates for asset management would be envious of such a universally accepted taxonomy. They must provide details of individual securities and their issuers for all the assets held in their portfolio. This is proving challenging as they operate in a complex investment universe that has multiple systems of asset identification, that must, at times, seem as chaotic and random as the natural world before Linnaeus stamped his taxonomy on it. There are 170 cells in the nine reporting templates relating to asset management in the EIOPA consultation on Pillar III reporting (CP009), published last November. It is estimated by some that as many as half could not be filled because the information is either not easily available, not currently collected in a systematic way, or simply does not exist.