The current economic climate is causing economists to disagree wildly on the future. Head of Insurance, Scott Eason, reports from our Investment Conference.
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.
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.
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.
EIOPA is not expected to offer any further clarity in terms of applying proportionality to the principle of look-through of assets. Scott Eason looks at a recent Investment Association seminar to see what other European practitioners are doing.
In his introduction to the FCA’s Business Plan 2016/17, the Chairman uses the phrase “constructive deterrence” - this phrase may help insurers and distributors to understand the overall philosophy of the FCA but will it lead to better customer outcomes?
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.
Cherry Chan and John Hoskin take a look back at the insurance actuarial and risk issues that dominated 2015 and consider what might be in store in 2016.
As insurers refocus on driving their businesses forward in 2016, we discuss the demand for pricing systems and advanced analytics from the London Market.
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.