IFRS 17 Essentials


Make IFRS 17 work for your business

Over recent months, there has been growing pressure on the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to push back the introduction of the IFRS 17 accounting standard for insurance contracts. Now, with the board voting to delay the implementation date until 1 January 2022, how can you use the deferment to your advantage – and gain additional business value from compliance? With practical advice and firsthand insights, follow FIS' guide to getting more from IFRS 17 by transforming your operations.

IFRS 17 - Benefits of High-Performance and Scalable Technology

Implementing the IFRS 17 reporting standard means insurers will need to contend with multiple data sources, large data volumes and intensive calculations. Consequently, as IBM explains, insurance providers will require platforms built for performance, scalability and ease of data integration. Andrew Dansereau, PhD, FSA, CFA; Paolo Laureti, PhD; Stephen Wang, MEng, FRM explain

Aggregation and diversification of the IFRS 17 Risk Adjustment

Under IFRS 17 the risk adjustment for non-financial risk is "...the compensation an entity requires for bearing the uncertainty about the amount and timing of the cash flows that arises from non-financial risks as the entity fulfils insurance contracts". The calculation method is not prescribed and is the choice of the insurance company, subject to the principles detailed in paragraphs B91 and B92 of the standard.