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Blog: Actuarial and risk management for life insurers

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.

Small change?

John Hoskin looks at CP16/17. This is not 'just another' consultation paper on PRA fees.

Q.R.T? N.S.T? H.E.L.P!

Struggling with the Solvency II quantitative reporting templates (QRTs) and UK National Specific Templates (NSTs)? John Hoskin sets out the information that firms need to consider when completing their submissions.

It’s disclosure Jim, but not as we know it

The majority of insurers will soon be publishing their first Solvency and Financial Condition Report (SFCR). We take a look at the SFCR’s published by firms with non-December year-ends and highlight lessons to be learnt.

2016: Year of the Why?

Scott Eason looks back on another Solvency II driven year and wonders if 2017 will be different.

With-profits funds could improve their investment strategies

92% of actuaries polled at a session we hosted at the annual Actuarial Life Conference believe that with-profits funds should review their investment strategies in light of performance data provided by Barnett Waddingham - Scott Eason explains why.

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.

Larger with-profits funds generate greater ROI than their smaller rivals

Our annual report on with-profits investment performance and strategy contains information on one-year returns over 2015 and trends in asset allocations. This blog focusses on the three-year performance figures to best judge funds on their performance.

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