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Implementing IFRS 17 discount curves: theoretical and practical challenges

Insurers will have to develop their own assumptions around discount rates under IFRS 17, which will re-open some old debates around incorporating the illiquidity premium. Steven Morrison explains.

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Moody's acquires RiskFirst's PFaroe, eyes expansion into insurance markets

Opportunities in bulk annuity markets and connecting liabilities with assets

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IFRS 17 threatens business models and comparability

But new accounting standard is a step in the right direction, say experts

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German insurers forecast to consolidate closed-book business

Moody’s says low interest rates means life insurers have incentives to consolidate

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Libor transition risks facing insurers highlighted

Prudential’s SFCR reveals liquidity risk after Libor is discontinued

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US variable annuities reform wins Moody's approval

The rating agency views the reform as credit positive

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Moody's Analytics partnership targets IFRS 17 opportunities in Africa

The data and technology provider has partnered with a South African consultancy

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FSOC drops Sifi designation in favour of activities-based approach

Future Sifi designations contingent on cost-analysis are not welcomed by all

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Japan's Nippon Life on M&A path in US and Asia

Fitch highlights “saturated” domestic market as spur for foreign expansion

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US life firms under pressure from accounting overhaul

It has been billed as the biggest change in US accounting rules for decades. But reportage of the new US GAAP LDTI standard remains sparse. Since coming into effect in August, with an implementation deadline of 2021, companies have been scrambling to assess the impact. Sarfraz Thind reports