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Blog: October 2016 Archive

Solvency II: longevity risk and spurious parameters

For a recent survey, Barnett Waddingham gathered information on Solvency II capital requirements for longevity from eight internal model firms and we found significant variations in assumptions.

Machine learning: making data work for you

We are already seeing clear examples of using machine learning to the benefit of insurance companies and we believe this is just the tip of the iceberg. In our latest blog we highlight one of the ways data analytics has provided value to insurers.

Investments: back to basics for insurers

The ‘lower for longer’ yield environment that is the expected outcome of Brexit has caused many insurers to go back to basics and consider how to achieve positive yields. We examine the framework that allows this analysis - the ABCs of investments.

Solvency II optimisation: an introduction

At the beginning of the summer we held a seminar on Solvency II, highlighting a number of ‘top priority’ areas for 2016.

Five reasons why the Government was right to abandon the secondary annuity market...and one reason to be disappointed!

The Government has announced that, after eighteen months in consultation and preparation, the planned launch of a secondary annuity market in 2017 is not now going to happen.

Understanding risk: our summer project with the University of Liverpool

We joined forces with students from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (IFAM) to undertake a research project to understand the way in which the key risks facing the University can be quantified and modelled.

Unquoted damage

In his latest blog Andy Leggett takes a look at one of the most-talked-about changes to the SIPP industry for many years which took effect on 1 September – the changes to the rules on capital reserves for SIPP operators.

Review: PPF propose changes to the levy rules

The PPF is proposing a transitional adjustment where companies would otherwise see an increase in their levy solely as a result of the move to the FRS102 accounting standard. We explain this, and other proposed changes to the PPF levy rules.

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