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.
The Ministry of Justice closed their consultation recently into how the Ogden discount rate should be set in the future. In this blog we will look the core issues examined in the consultation paper and what could happen next.
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.
In August HM Treasury issued draft regulations that will enable mutual insurers to raise capital under the powers in the Mutuals’ Deferred Shares Act of 2015. We submitted a response to the consultation which was open until 30 September 2016.
It may feel like there’s plenty of time before the Solvency and SFCR and RSR submission deadlines, but the scattered nature of the regulation and the high volume of information required make the task of preparing the reports far from trivial.
We welcome the effort that the FCA has put into the TR16/2 review. Focusing on good customer outcomes has always been important for well-run life insurers and we agree on the importance of considering all customers throughout the duration of their policy.
With-profits business has been a major part of the UK life insurance market for many generations. It remains a critical component of many insurers’ existing and new business despite regular ill-informed criticism and reports of its imminent demise.
This is the third investigation Barnett Waddingham has conducted into the investment strategies of UK with-profits funds.
Our Risk Maturity Benchmarking report is based on market research involving over 100 respondents, and face-to-face meetings with more than 35 business and risk leaders.
This is the second investigation Barnett Waddingham has conducted into the with-profits investment strategies of directive insurers that are full members of the Association of Financial Mutuals.
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 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.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of risk management specialist, Marc Spurling, to our growing Business Risk consultancy. Marc’s legal experience will provide client specific risk management advice across multiple industry sectors.
Barnett Waddingham is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Cameron as an associate to its newly launched business risk practice.
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