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Barnett Waddingham
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The requirement for strong risk management within insurance companies continues to grow on the back of Solvency II rules coupled with regulatory and stakeholder focus. The ORSA policy has become a central part of a firm’s decision making and strategy processes.

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.


We have specific expertise in:

  • ORSA design and implementation
  • embedding ORSA into business processes
  • stress and scenario testing
  • deep-dive independent risk investigations
  • governance structures including Board effectiveness
  • model validation

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Blogs

  • Picture for First impressions of KIDS – a very mixed bag
    First impressions of KIDS – a very mixed bag

    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.

  • Picture for Removal of capital gains indexation allowance
    Removal of capital gains indexation allowance

    Is the tax man at it again? This blog looks at the removal of capital gains indexation allowance from 1 January 2018.

  • Picture for Treasury Committee calls for PRA action on Solvency II
    Treasury Committee calls for PRA action on Solvency II

    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. Our latest blog looks at the Committees 'shopping list' of topics that it wants the PRA to explore.

  • Achieving higher returns with lower risk

    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.

  • An out of control deficit

    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.

  • Contingency planning in action

    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.

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