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Blog: Data and analytics

How data analytics can enhance your business

In his latest blog, Michael Crawford explains why the use of data analytics to help drive strategies is one of the key differentiators which will help companies to survive.

#StrongerTogether - actuaries and data scientists

'Stronger together' is how I see actuaries and data scientists working together in harmony – it is not about Brexit or America’s presidential campaign!

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.

Analytics Maturity: Dastardly data and despicable solicitors

UK primary solicitors insurance is a battleground. The contest is fierce and underwriting hard. The large claims continue to stress the scant premium pool. Unrated carriers continually enter the battlefield, taking market share and perpetuating the depressed rates.

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.

Equity release mortgages: taming the super-asset?

Scott Eason and Michael Henderson explore the potential implications of the PRA’s announcement to undertake a review of Equity Release Mortgages.

Standard Formula Calculations made simple

With the Solvency II implementation date looming, firms must make sure their processes are ready to meet the requirements. We explore how a standard formula Solvency Capital Requirement calculation tool can be made as simple as possible for the end user.

Fined! For failing to observe PRA rules

Further to last year’s consultation, the PRA has now introduced measures that may lead to financial penalties on actuaries that fail to observe PRA rules or the requirement to 'whistleblow' under FSMA.

2016 – is bigger better?

Scott Eason and David Gulland take a look back at what was a very busy 2015 for life sector M&A and consider potential market movements in 2016.

PRA view on look-through reporting brings some Christmas cheer

With firms still working on Solvency II reporting requirements, the PRA sets out its expectations with regards to reporting of look-through information.

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