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KPMG's Insurance Group – Recent Publications – April 2013 

At KPMG, we are dedicated to providing our clients with insights on today's critical business issues. To help keep you up to date, we are pleased to share with you recent studies, white papers, articles and multimedia content published by KPMG.
Evolving Insurance Regulation - A New Dawn

Evolving Insurance Regulation - A New Dawn

 

This publication analyzes the increasingly wide range of regulatory drivers for insurers and examines ways in which the industry can balance these new demands, while keeping an eye on creating positive value for enhanced performance.

Unlocking the opportunity within: Predictive analytics and modeling in insurance

Unlocking the opportunity within: Predictive analytics and modeling in insurance

 

Insurers have always sought to analyze customer metrics. Understanding the potential for loss or damage and the propensity to claim are fundamental to risk management. In recent years, however, modern software, modeling and data analysis techniques have transformed the landscape. The most successful insurers are those who fully exploit these cutting-edge capabilities.

Beyond compliance: Putting an economic capital value on risk

Beyond compliance: Putting an economic capital value on risk [PDF 2.63Mb]

 

Many in the insurance industry have traditionally viewed the risk function as simply the 'cost of compliance'. But this view is now being superseded by the need to understand how it can deliver wider business value.

Micro-insurance under the microscope: Market clarity the key to growth

Micro-insurance under the microscope: Market clarity the key to growth [PDF 2.63Mb]

 

As insurers struggle to identify new growth opportunities, the global market for micro-insurance offers enormous potential. But, success will require new business models, simple products and a detailed understanding of individual customer needs.

IFRS Banking Newsletter - The Bank Statement Issue 9

IFRS Banking Newsletter - The Bank Statement Issue 9

 

The Bank Statement is KPMG's IFRS Banking Newsletter produced by the International Standards Group and IFRS banking professionals around the KPMG network. It is a quarterly publication that provides updates on IFRS developments directly impacting banks, considers accounting issues affecting the sector, and discusses potential accounting implications of regulatory developments.

UK Banks Performance Benchmarking Report: Full Year Results 2012

UK Banks Performance Benchmarking Report: Full Year Results 2012 [PDF 3.34Mb]

 

The UK's major banks recorded a rise in core profits of 45% in 2012 - to a combined sum of £31.5 billion - only to see that increase wiped out by a mixture of regulatory fines, customer redress provisions and the accounting consequences of improved creditworthiness which left statutory profits down 40% on the previous year at £11.7 billion.

Tax

Understanding how changing Canadian tax laws could affect your company is important whether you operate just in Canada or around the world. KPMG’s tax professionals can provide effective tax advice and planning that is tailored to your business to help you adapt to change, respond quickly, and give you a competitive advantage.

Insurance

KPMG's insurance practice in Canada is well placed to help clients successfully navigate challenging times and capitalize on opportunities.