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KPMG’s Insurance Group – Recent Publications – July 2012 

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The Intelligent Insurer

The Intelligent Insurer: Creating value from opportunities in a changing world
This report distills the major socio-economic themes into four overarching mega-trends, the Environment, Demographics, Technology, and Social Values and Ethics, and looks at their impact on insurers and their strategies going forward.

   

IFRS Insurance Newsletter - Issue 28

IFRS Insurance Newsletter - Issue 28 
The July edition of our Insurance IFRS bulletin covers matters discussed by IASB and FASB at their July meetings on the Insurance Contracts project, including the use of OCI for insurance liabilities, issues related to the earned premium approach, unbundling, transition and the expected draft of a due process document by the end of 2012.

   

Insurance Reporting Round-Up

Insurance Reporting Round-Up
This edition reviews the 2011 financial information published by Europe's largest insurers, seeking to identify trends in performance and the way in which performance is reported.

   

Frontiers in Finance

Frontiers in Finance
The business environment for financial services remains challenging. In this economic environment it is more important that financial services companies focus attention on customers. This theme underpins most of the articles in this edition of Frontiers.

   

Bail-in liabilities: Replacing public subsidy with private insurance

Bail-in liabilities: Replacing public subsidy with private insurance
Our report details the bail-in resolution agenda, key regulatory viewpoints and implications for financial institutions. We have also developed a two-page briefing document which discusses the practical implications for financial firms and summarizes the main arguments around the proposals.

   

Bringing Solvency II alive in the boardroom - are you doing enough?

Bringing Solvency II alive in the boardroom - are you doing enough? 
Our Solvency II Board training survey found that many insurance companies are grappling with what the regulators are expecting from Directors in relation to Solvency II and what can realistically be achieved in the remaining time.

   

KPMG's Life Actuarial Insights

KPMG's Life Actuarial Insights
This June 2012 edition of the KPMG in the US's Life Actuarial Insights newsletter includes relevant articles on key actuarial issues and trends in the life insurance segment. Specifically IFRS: a status update, valuation manual 20 update and the implications of low interest rates on the life insurance industry.

   

FATCA Readiness: Far from where it should be?

FATCA Readiness: Far from where it should be? 
The US's FATCA compliance survey results are surprising both in the relative unanimity among the respondents and in the disparate degree of confidence in their ability to achieve timely compliance. Results are broken down by industry, comparing insurers to bankers and investment managers.

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