We offer a full range of strategic advisory services covering M&A and transactional design and support, product development support, risk transfers and customer engagement enhancement through our data analytics team.
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.
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.
The FCA issued Thematic Review TR16/2, 'Fair Treatment of long-standing customers in the life insurance sector' on 3 March 2016. The work by the FCA in this area has the scope to have considerable impact on the industry as a whole.
There has been much debate as to the role and responsibilities of the Solvency II Actuary and how actuarial departments should be structured. In the Autumn of 2015, we carried out a survey to see how UK insurers have addressed the challenges.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Gulland and Tom Cannings to join our life insurance consulting team, as the firm continues to grow the breadth of life services we offer to insurance companies.
Our With Profits Survey 2015, has found that almost 40% (17) of mutual insurers’ with-profits funds outperformed all of the largest proprietary firms’ with-profits fund returns in 2014.
We have promoted three of our associates to the position of partner, taking the firm’s total number of partners to 64.