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KPMG's Insurance Group – Recent Publications – January 2013 

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Frontiers in Tax

Frontiers in Tax

 

This edition highlights recent fiscal policies and developments in the financial services sector, the pressures they are putting on financial services companies and highlight key considerations in this demanding environment.

Insurance Companies - Are Your Ready for 2013 GST Changes?

Insurance Companies - Are Your Ready for 2013 GST Changes?

 

Insurance companies may soon need to change their systems and processes for upcoming GST/HST and QST changes. With these changes coming up in 2013, managers of investment plans, including segregated funds, face new challenges relating to indirect taxes. These challenges apply specifically to life insurance companies with segregated funds.

Surveying the market: Are you ready for FATCA?

Surveying the market: Are you ready for FATCA?

 

With the industry facing so many uncertainties, KPMG firms' FATCA professionals conducted a global survey of global and regional banks, insurance companies and various other financial institutions regarding FATCA: what steps have they taken thus far, what resources are they allocating to the task, how much time will compliance require, where do the key challenges lie?

High level review of final FATCA regulations

High level review of final FATCA regulations

 

On January 17, 2013, the US Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released the final regulations for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. KPMG's FATCA professionals have conducted an initial review of these regulations to help clients better understand the scope and implications on their business.

The KPMG UK Run-off survey: Non-life insurance

The KPMG UK Run-off survey: Non-life insurance [PDF 2.48Mb]

 

This report reveals that the UK market continues to run-off its liabilities successfully. Over the past 10 years the UK run-off industry has moved to being embraced as a valuable element of the insurance cycle that can be managed proactively to good effect which is of interest to Canadian insurers

The Great Payments Transformation: Insights into the payments ecosystem

The Great Payments Transformation: Insights into the payments ecosystem

 

In this report, KPMG brought together some of the industry's top payments professionals to share their insight into how China's payments sector is transforming and influencing the future direction of payments globally and regionally. Based on a series of exclusive interviews and insights from KPMG's payment professionals, this report explores a range of emerging and influential new trends such as mobile payments, the rise of new market entrants, growing regulatory influence and the introduction of immediate settlements.

2013 M&A Outlook Survey

2013 M&A Outlook Survey: [PDF 1.50Mb] Executives Expect M&A Market to be Active in the Year Ahead

 

An improving M&A market should begin to take shape in 2013 and extend into the near future. This publication analyzes the findings of the US survey and provides insights into the outlook for M&A in 2013, including for Canada.

Managing Conflicts of Interest - Prevention, Detection, and Disclosure

Managing Conflicts of Interest - Prevention, Detection, and Disclosure [PDF 256Kb]

 

This KPMG publication emphasizes on the importance of managing conflicts of interest for firms in the financial services sector.

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