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Briefings: Insurance sector

Insurer valuation of equity release mortgages

Will recently proposed regulatory changes in respect of equity release mortgages affect the solvency of insurers?

Treasury Committee report on Solvency II - What did it find?

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. So, what did it find? Our briefing note explores.

Key regulatory updates: Life and General Insurance March 2017 – September 2017

We look back over the now almost-forgotten spring and the long-hot summer (if only!) to highlight main points from some of the key regulatory publications over the last six months.

Searching for consistent reporting

The first public submissions of the Solvency and Financial Condition Report (SFCR) for the majority of firms were published in late May this year.

Spotlight on Longevity

The slowing of mortality improvements in the UK in recent years has been widely discussed. In this Spotlight we compare recent mortality in the UK to a large number of European countries.

Buy-outs and buy-ins - Summer 2017

It has been a steady start for the UK bulk annuity insurers in the first part of 2017. For schemes considering a partial transaction, pensioner pricing continues to look attractive relative to gilt yields.

Spotlight on Longevity: Mortality improvements – does one size fit all?

The CMI Model is calibrated to data for the general population but is typically applied to pensioner or annuitant portfolios. These have different mortality rates and may experience quite different mortality improvements.

Buy-outs and buy-ins - Spring 2017

Final reporting from the insurers for 2016 confirmed a flurry of activity in the last quarter of the year for the bulk annuity providers, with a significant amount of transactions completed. This resulted in total business with UK pension schemes of just over £10.2bn for 2016.

Key regulatory updates: Life and General Insurance late 2016/early 2017

In case you missed anything amid the rush to prepare for and get stuck into year-end reporting, this newsletter highlights the main points from some of the key regulatory publications between the period 1 October 2016 to 28 February 2016.

Key regulatory updates: Life and General Insurance Q3 2016

In this briefing note, we highlight the main points from some of the key regulatory publications of the summer months, covering the period 01 July 2016 to 30 September 2016.

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