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Barnett Waddingham
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These are challenging times for the life, health and general insurance industries. Volatile economic conditions, low interest rates and the demands of Solvency II and the regulator are placing a strain on existing business models and resources, and emphasising the need for robust risk and capital management and insightful investment strategies.

We help clients to navigate these complex issues, delivering clear advice and real-world solutions based on our extensive experience of the insurance sector.

Barnett Waddingham’s services for insurers are built around seven specialist areas:

Providing specialist skills in core actuarial areas including reserved role work, Solvency II calculations, and independent expert work as well as in the developing risk fields of model validation, ORSA and risk and internal audit co-sourcing.  In addition our life and non-life actuarial and risk management teams manage our market leading SIImplify tool which provides those insurers wishing to calculate their own Solvency Capital Requirement with a cost efficient Excel based tool to do this.  

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Providing core actuarial specialisms in reserving, Solvency II calculations and pricing and risk expertise in capital management and model validation. In addition our life and non-life actuarial and risk management teams manage our market leading SIImplify tool which provides those insurers wishing to calculate their own Solvency Capital Requirement with a cost efficient Excel based tool to do this.  

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Our data analytics team use cutting-edge techniques and practical experience to find solutions to business problems for insurers and other corporate entities.  We can provide assistance across the full spectrum of data management, analytics and communication.

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Providing a market-leading range of insurance specific advice on investment issues including manager selection and benchmarking asset allocation advice.  In addition we can provide investment governance support through our outsourced investment function offering.  

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Providing a range of insights and modelling support on mortality, morbidity and longevity risk for insurers through our specialist longevity consulting practice.  In addition we can provide specialist model validation services to insurers looking to validate their longevity model

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The introduction of Solvency II has led to insurers reflecting on their businesses and available capital.  We have seen numerous consolidations, sales and launches of product lines and risk transfers.  Insurers are also investing in improving their customer engagement.

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Providing the specialist knowledge required to run your unit linked business in areas such as unit linked pricing and governance and error rectification.

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We build a bespoke team based on your exact requirements. Our partner-led approach means you will have access to senior knowledgeable consultants who will remain personally involved at all levels of the work.

Our growing client base covers a broad range of life and general insurance companies, from niche insurers to FTSE100 firms and global insurers.

Related knowledge and resources

Blogs

  • Feb 21 2018
    Death by Actuarial Reports

    The insurance team will be spreading the word on how to improve the writing process of reports and make long, technical and “boring” reports a thing of the past.

  • Sep 22 2017
    How to cope with KIDs

    In this webinar we will demonstrate how easy it is to create Key Information Documents (KIDs) for Packaged Retail and Insurance-Based Investment Products (PRIIPs), in line with the new regulations coming into force on 1 January 2018.

    Location: Webinar

  • May 17 2016
    Webinar - SQL or noSQL: data modelling for technical pricing in the London Insurance Market

    Currently most models are run in Microsoft Excel with data being sent back to a relational database such as a SQL server. We will discuss the latest thinking around the underlying data model, with a particular focus on adopting noSQL databases.

    Location: Webinar

  • Picture for With-Profits Survey 2017
    With-Profits Survey 2017

    A recent investigation by Barnett Waddingham has uncovered significant inconsistency in the investment performance of UK with profit funds

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    With Profits Survey

    This is the third investigation Barnett Waddingham has conducted into the investment strategies of UK with-profits funds.

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    With Profits Survey

    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.

  • 'Top-Slicing' Medically Underwritten Buy-in

    We jointly advised trustees and company on a medically underwritten pensioner buy-in achieving very significant savings of >10% relative to traditional approach – successfully securing around £25m of the pensioner liability at no additional funding cost.

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