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Blog: Insurance sector

Climate Change Risk – what now?

You must have heard about Climate Change lately – it has made an appearance in various publications from the PRA, FCA and EIOPA. Here at BW, we’ve been giving it a lot of thought too!

How to get the most out of your insurance consultant

See the key findings of our recent ‘Perspectives on Value’ report, which canvasses 100 leading voices from 45 UK life insurance firms.

One more year…can we stop thinking about IFRS17 for now?

On 14 November 2018, the IASB announced a deferment of the IFRS17 implementation date by a year, with some still calling for a two year delay. This coming so closely after the implementation of Solvency II has meant that most European firms are now exhausted and/or reluctant to consider any major operational changes arising from IFRS17 in the first instance.

With-Profits funds not dead: investment performance stays strong

With-profits funds offered by UK insurers have had a poor reputation since the near-collapse of Equitable Life, with many depicted as “zombie” funds producing poor investment returns. But, this just isn’t the case for the majority of funds.

Technology, insurtech and innovation: key takeaways from the Digital Insurance Agenda

Embracing ecosystems, cutting costs with technology - and the importance of creating “fans”. Cherry Chan, head of general insurance consulting, shares key takeaways from one of the leading events in insurtech and innovation in insurance.

Saving lives – one report at a time…

Important and material information is easily lost in long, technical and “boring” actuarial reports. These are not only tedious to write, but cause report users to lose the will to live!

Two economists - three opinions!

The current economic climate is causing economists to disagree wildly on the future. Head of Insurance, Scott Eason, reports from our Investment Conference.

First impressions of KIDS – a very mixed bag

The Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) regulations came into force on 1 January 2018, requiring all providers of PRIIP providers to have a Key Information Document (KID) available online from 3 January 2018.

Removal of capital gains indexation allowance

Is the tax man at it again? This blog looks at the removal of capital gains indexation allowance from 1 January 2018.

Treasury Committee calls for PRA action on Solvency II

The House of Commons Treasury Committee published its report on “The Solvency II Directive and its impact on the UK Insurance Industry” on 25 October 2017. Our latest blog looks at the Committees 'shopping list' of topics that it wants the PRA to explore.

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