Quarterly insights for the UK insurance & financial services market
Current issues in insurance & financial services - Summer 2019
24 Jul 2019
In this edition of current issues in insurance & financial services, we bring you the latest insights into the UK insurance & financial services market including:
- A guide to Blockchain;
- EIOPA's framework for assessing conduct risk;
- Reflecting on year-end 2018 solvency coverage ratios;
- The new Master Trust Authorisation regime;
- Sleep, and how it can impact on our morbidity and mortality;
- Liquidity risk management report for insurers;
- Investment and ALM regulatory round-up; and
- Fair treatment of with-profits customers.
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Blockchain Briefing: A technology for a better future?
This guide aims to provide an objective and independent view of Blockchain, as well as, summarising some of the recent developments and considering what Blockchain might mean for financial services.
Getting a grip on conduct risk
We take a look at how EIOPA's new framework can help insurers get a better understanding of conduct risks throughout the lifecycle of products.
YE18 solvency coverage ratios
With the year-end 2018 reporting period now concluded, we reflect on how firms have performed over the year, in particular their Solvency Coverage Ratios and market risk sensitivities.
A brave new world - Authorisation and beyond...
In this blog, Sharon Bellingham dicusses the new Master Trust Authorisation regime and explores the impact it will have on the DC pensions market.
VitaMins Health: Sleep - Putting a number on slumber
What do the growing number of studies say about sleep and its impact on our morbidity and mortality?
CP4/19: Liquidity risk management for insurers
In June this year, the PRA issued consultation paper CP4/19 on liquidity risk management. In this article, we take a look at some of the key areas highlighted by the PRA that insurers are expected to consider.
Investment and ALM regulatory round-up
We take a look at some of the PRA's recent regulatory updates relevant to the investment and ALM activities of insurance companies.
FCA Thematic Review TR19/3: Review of fair treatment of with-profits customers
In this brief summary we highlight the FCA's key findings in TR19/3, together with some key areas that with-profits firms will need to consider to improve the managrment and governance of their with-profits funds.