On 15 April 2014, the European Parliament voted to endorse the upgrade of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). Under MiFID II, financial services firms, including banks and investment firms, need to rethink their product governance, distribution and financial markets activities.
FSO Alert: European Parliament endorses MiFID II package
European Solvency II survey 2014
Tax Alert - Agreement about the Savings Directive has been reached
Eurozone Forecast: Outlook for Financial Services – Spring 2014
2014 Global insurance outlook
The Luxembourg Financial Connection - Issue 21
Operational excellence for insurers
The shifting landscape in rapid-growth markets
The growth of hedge fund-backed reinsurers
Global insurance: vast potential
Major regulatory change. The rise of emerging markets. Ongoing economic uncertainty. Technology-driven turbulence. Increasing consumer expectations.
These are the primary challenges and issues faced by global insurance executives. These challenges also offer the key to future profitability for insurers who make the right strategic, investment, organizational and operational changes.
Our Global Insurance Center was created to help insurers around the world successfully meet these challenges. We can help you ask the right questions, set priorities and define the action plans needed to succeed in the fast-shifting insurance landscape.
Our global network of insurance professionals provides guidance and insight on pivotal areas in the insurance industry today, including:
- Are you ready for Solvency II?
At the recent Trilogue meeting, the European Commission proposed a deferral of the implementation date of Solvency II to January 1, 2015, but the proposal did not reach consensus.
Are you ready?
- Actuarial and risk management strategies
Never has it been more critical for companies to understand and stay in tune with the changing climate of their business. Companies want to achieve competitive advantage and adapt quickly to the evolving business environment. Yet, there is a growing gap between the volume and complexity of risks that companies face today and the techniques available to manage them. We can help fill those gaps by providing services that can enhance your company's decision-making.
We combine global insight and local reach to assist financial services and insurance clients in developing and validating strategies to make sound decisions. The outcome of this collaboration is important to the success of your enterprise.
Our areas of focus include the following services:
- Actuarial transformation
- Actuarial review
- Actuarial operations
- Changes to financial reporting methods
- Performance improvement
- Be prepared for IFRS/accounting changes
We are increasingly living in a global economy — with trade and inbound and outbound investment a fact of life. It's no wonder capital markets have long advocated for globally recognized accounting standards.
Until recently, that common accounting language has been a missing link. Now, policymakers, lawmakers and regulators are working alongside standard-setters to provide a single set of high-quality, global accounting principles.
Benefit from our timely insights as your prepare for this transition.
- Customer agenda
The buying behaviors, attitudes and preferences of insurance customers worldwide are changing. To understand this transformation, insurers need to determine how they must adapt to attract, deepen and preserve customer relationships.
- Governance facing the industry today
We, along with Tapestry Network, established the Insurance Governance Leadership Network (IGLN), a global network centered around non-executive directors from a select group of the largest insurers from Europe, North America and Asia. The IGLN provides a peer-to-peer platform for participants to discuss critical issues facing the industry globally. Its primary focus is the non-executive director, but it also engages senior management (notably chief risk officers) and regulators, all of whom are committed to outstanding governance and supervision in support of the mission to build strong, enduring, and trustworthy insurance institutions.
Tapestry Briefings – A View from the Boardroom:
- Insurance industry facing real challenges: a view from the boardroom
- Global insurance leaders find common ground amid economic and regulatory uncertainty
- Operations and technology: implementing efficiencies
In recent years, a new generation of technologies has created a renewed appetite amongst insurers for using IT to manage claims more effectively.
Yet there are still a large number of challenges to be overcome in delivering the anticipated business benefits. Are you achieving the improved claims performance you need from your IT investments?
According to our latest research, insurers could get much greater value by changing their approach.
Our survey "Delivering results through claims technologies" explores the challenges and opportunities of investing in claims technologies in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.
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