For many, this is a significant journey and we are able to help clients in all steps of the process. Our clients range from small to medium firms looking for a full range of expert advice and support to the largest firms who are typically looking for independent technical and validation support.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The first public submissions of the Solvency and Financial Condition Report (SFCR) for the majority of firms were published in late May this year.
Our fifth annual UK with-profits investment survey shows that average performance over the past five years has exceeded benchmark returns. Our research helps insurers understand the drivers of performance.
A recent investigation by Barnett Waddingham has uncovered significant inconsistency in the investment performance of UK with profit funds
This is the third investigation Barnett Waddingham has conducted into the investment strategies of UK with-profits funds.
We were appointed to advise a client with ~£400m of assets in 2015 and this case study sets out how we worked with the trustees and employer to ultimately reduce risk and increase expected returns while working towards an agreed objective.
We provide a regular funding and investment monitoring service to the trustees of a £40m scheme. We were asked to review the funding and investment strategies of the scheme, in particular with a view of reducing the risk of the deficit increasing further.
A client was looking to develop a financial management plan for the scheme, targeting a fully de-risked and liability matched investment strategy and moving on to buy-out. The plan aimed to strike a balance between reducing risk and business needs.
We are thrilled to announce that our very own Amit Lad has scooped first prize at this years ‘Stars of the Future’ hosted by the Actuarial Post.
Nasir Shah joins Barnett Waddingham as an associate and consulting actuary, and will be supporting a range of general insurance companies across a variety of areas.
We were proud to take this award home for the second consecutive year, after being recognised by an esteemed panel of industry experts for our innovative solutions in technology and forward-thinking approach to complex business challenges.