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KPMG’s Insurance Group – Recent Publications – August 2012 

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Economic Capital Modeling in the Insurance Industry:

Economic Capital Modeling in the Insurance Industry: A solid foundation for future advantage?
This report is based on a survey of global insurance companies about their use of and opinions on Economic Capital (EC) modeling. The survey results and the input of our global experts formed the basis of the report, which outlines challenges in implementation and emerging trends in EC modeling.

   

Frontiers in Tax

Frontiers in Tax  
Frontiers in Tax is a biannual magazine from KPMG's Global Financial Services Tax Practice. This edition discusses how legislators are struggling to translate policymakers' broad prescriptions into detailed rules for a new FS environment. Articles in this edition include: EURO-FFT: Politics over principle, Deferred tax assets, and India: New tax law poses several challenges.

   

Property and Casualty Actuarial Insights - August 2012

Property and Casualty Actuarial Insights - August 2012
This US newsletter includes three articles covering actuarial issues and trends in the property & casualty insurance segment. Article topics include: transfer pricing, the evolving landscape of capital modeling, and title insurance.

   

2012 Insurance Industry Outlook Survey

2012 Insurance Industry Outlook Survey 
KPMG's UK Insurance Industry Outlook survey was conducted in May 2012 and reflects the responses of 102 senior executives in the Insurance Industry about the business conditions in the sector. This publication reviews the reported performance and position of selected listed general insurers, comparing performance, disclosure and accounting policies and providing an outlook on the operating environment and the challenges general insurers will face in 2012.

   

Insurance Briefing - Enhancing the Customer Relationship

Insurance Briefing - Enhancing the Customer Relationship  
Aligning cost optimization with customer centricity is increasingly important as insurers look to achieve balance and drive business results, given today's challenging environment. In the June edition of KPMG US's Insurance Briefing, we provide practical solutions that can deliver immediate impact to both customer experience enhancement and cost optimization.

   

2012 Banking Industry Outlook Survey

2012 Banking Industry Outlook Survey - Executives Seek Efficiency Gains Amid Challenges
KPMG's 2012 US Banking Industry Outlook Survey conducted during the second quarter of 2012, involved 100 banking and finance sector executives from large, US-based companies with annual revenues of more than $100 million. The outlook and trends discussed herein resonate in insurance, and therefore the results provide broader financial services insights.

   

Global Debt Sales Survey

Global Debt Sales Survey  
KPMG's Global Debt Sales Survey 2012 reviews the opinions of buyers and sellers in some of the key debt sales markets - Spain, Germany, the UK and the US Respondents included buyers of loan portfolios, including strategic buyers, private equity funds, investment banks, and opportunity funds, and sellers, including commercial banks and other financial institutions.

   

Focus on Transparency:

Focus on Transparency: Financial reporting of European banks in 2011
The report provides analysis of 15 of the largest European banks and discusses their priorities, as set out in their annual review, against their financial results and the wider economy. The surveyed banks consistently report four priorities as the cornerstones of their future strategies: core business; cost control; customer-driven business; and return on equity. As these are consistent with insurers' priorities, this analysis may also provide insight to you.

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