Regulation Solvency II, Risk-based capital, Accounting/Tax

Analysis

Six ingredients needed for an effective consumer risk metric

How should insurers communicate the risks and benefits of their products to potential retail customers? A recent paper from the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries investigated this question and came up with some surprising results. Christopher Cundy explains

Getting IFRS 17 ready for lift off

Despite the recent efforts by the IASB in proposing several changes to ease the implementation of IFRS 17, the new accounting standard for insurance contracts, some in the industry believe more needs to be done. Cintia Cheong rounds up the latest developments on IFRS 17 and the outstanding issues until its launch

IFRS 17 Conference: what have we learned?

The upcoming accounting standard for insurance contracts poses several challenges to the industry ranging from skills shortages to stakeholder engagement. On 27 February, experts convened at InsuranceERM's IFRS 17 Conference in London to discuss their approach to successful implementation. Cintia Cheong summarises the findings

Insurers rank their most dangerous risks for 2019

Dave Ingram and Mark Mennemeyer discuss the results of their poll on which risks are considered most dangerous to insurers

Tunaru report into equity-release mortgages may be good news for insurers

Radu Tunaru's research into how to value the no-negative equity guarantee contained within equity-release mortgages is sparking more debate about this major issue for UK life insurers. Christopher Cundy reports on the finding

Proposed changes to IFRS 17 transitional arrangements "not far enough"

David Wilson, IFRS 17 programme director at Aegon UK, tells Cintia Cheong what he thinks of the recently proposed amendments to the accounting standard, and how the company will achieve a consistent implementation while leveraging Solvency II processes