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Blog: August 2016 Archive

Employee wellbeing - is it all Greek to you?

Wellbeing isn’t a new concept; in fact it’s an ideology that dates all the way back to the ancient Greeks – but what did they know that we didn’t?

Liquidity and Solvency II: three key challenges for today’s insurers

Liquidity is an important part of any insurance company’s risk management strategy. Insurers have to maintain an appropriate level of liquidity to pay claims. We discuss the three key challenges that have emerged for today’s insurer.

Radical changes to rules on capital reserves for SIPP operators

Changes to the rules on capital reserves for SIPP operators take effect on 1 September 2016. These changes are around how the amount of those capital reserves is calculated. They may sound boringly technical but they represent a radical change.

Will base rate reduction yield cheaper borrowing from SSASs?

Following a cut in base rate on 4 August for the first time since March 2009, we ask whether companies can now borrow more cheaply from SSASs as the minimum interest rate set by HM Revenue & Customs is linked to base rate?

Driverless cars - the death of the motor insurance industry?

Cherry Chan examines the potential that driverless technology has to be revolutionary in her latest blog. But to what extent will traditional motor insurance change, and how will regulation need to evolve to meet the new demands?

Imagine . . . a world where pensions and music meet

Pensions/savings and music have a lot in common . . . so much so that Barnett Waddingham have even chosen to build an entire event around it. Damian Stancombe explains how these seemingly disparate worlds can collide in his latest blog.

Brexit: has the result affected the bulk annuity market?

The recent EU referendum result (Brexit) has caused plenty of volatility in the financial markets. However, has this result affected the UK bulk annuity market?

Whatever next? Solvency II and the UK post-EU referendum

We share the key takeaways from our recent seminar, discussing some of the key challenges the actuarial function can expect to face over the next six months as we approach the end of the first year of Solvency II, as well as looking at the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

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