Posts Tagged ‘accounting’



October 24th, 2018

Accounting Changes Impacting the Reinsurance Landscape - GC@BB Commentary

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achtert_blende11_s hettinger_cropped3lightfoot_david_300x300Frank Achtert, Head of Capital Optimization, EMEA; Tom Hettinger, Strategic Advisory Leader, U.S./Canada; David Lightfoot, Head of Global Strategic Advisory – Asia Pacific and Latin America

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  • With IFRS 17, reinsurance for managing capital KPIs needs to be different in type/scale
  • Users of internal capital models must ensure flexibility of underlying simulation platform
  • Accounting for reinsurance contracts separate from underlying contracts

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September 26th, 2018

Recent Thought Leadership from Guy Carpenter - Part II

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Here we present a recap of recent thought leadership from Guy Carpenter.

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September 11th, 2018

Accounting Changes Impacting the Reinsurance Landscape - GC@MC Commentary

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achtert_blende11_s hettinger_cropped3lightfoot_david_300x300Frank Achtert, Head of Capital Optimization, EMEA; Tom Hettinger, Strategic Advisory Leader, U.S./Canada; David Lightfoot, Head of Global Strategic Advisory – Asia Pacific and Latin America

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  • With IFRS 17, reinsurance for managing capital KPIs needs to be different in type/scale
  • Users of internal capital models must ensure flexibility of underlying simulation platform
  • Accounting for reinsurance contracts separate from underlying contracts Continue reading…
March 29th, 2012

What to Watch in 2012, Part II

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2012 will undoubtedly be a challenging year, but Guy Carpenter believes that growth opportunities exist - or can be created - for companies that have the fortitude to see and develop them. Below we examine Themes 6 through 10 of the 10 major themes that the (re)insurance sector will face in 2012. (Themes 1 through 5 were examined in a prior GC Capital Ideas post.)

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September 13th, 2011

Solvency II: Changing the Game

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lightfoot_david_gcciDavid Lightfoot, Head of GC Analytics - International
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Market consensus holds that Solvency II will ultimately benefit reinsurers, as primary insurers faced with higher risk-adjusted capital requirements will turn to the reinsurance market as a relatively inexpensive source of additional capital and risk transfer. This assumption, however, conceals numerous challenges - and several opportunities - that Solvency II presents.

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May 10th, 2011

Succeeding Under Solvency II, Reinsurance and Counterparty Risk: Impact of Solvency II on the Reinsurance Market

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David Flandro, Global Head of Business Intelligence, Claude Lefebvre, Head of GC Analytics EMEA Region, Mark Shumway, Senior Vice President
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Previous reports in our Succeeding Under Solvency II series focused on the capital requirements associated with Pillar I, corporate governance (Pillar II) and disclosure (Pillar III). In this briefing, the third in the series, we concentrate on special considerations for reinsurance and counterparty risk.

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August 25th, 2009

NAIC Summer Meeting

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Reinsurance Regulatory Modernization Framework

At the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) summer meeting, discussions continued regarding the Reinsurance Regulatory Modernization Framework, which would change the reinsurance collateral requirements. There appear to be a number of issues that would delay implementation of this framework including both constitutional and non-constitutional issues.

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August 17th, 2009

What does Solvency II Mean for Insurance Groups?

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Introduction

When Solvency II becomes effective in 2012, group support — which would have allowed capital held at the group level to cover the requirements of any company in the group — will be not permitted. This prohibition will require group entities to hold capital according to the Solvency Capital Requirements (SCR) in each individual entity. The application of group-level diversification benefits to individual entities will not be allowed. This last-minute change to the original framework directive may cause some groups to change their structures. At a minimum, they are likely to rethink how much risk capital will be carried at the group level versus the operating entity level given that the risk capital needed in the group will increase without recognition of group support.

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June 11th, 2009

FIT Intelligence Update

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) continues to work on the Insurance Contracts project. The FASB has indicated that it will not support current exit value for reserving, but is favoring fulfillment value instead. Fulfillment value represents the amount that will actually be paid as claims become due (essentially the present value of expected losses plus a risk margin). Measurement of fulfillment value would use expected cash flows (i.e., a probability-weighted average of possible cash flow results) rather than a “best estimate.” In addition, a company should use all information available, including industry and market information and the company’s own historical data.

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