• Solvency II and life reinsurance

    Increased freedom under Solvency II means insurers can recognize 100% of reinsurance benefits in their capital calculations, increasing the attractiveness of reinsurance for insurers.

  • Global insurance M&A themes 2017

    Three trends are likely to dominate the year: portfolio optimization, technology-driven investment and ongoing consolidation. Learn the critical success factors for each.

  • Aviation finance as a long-term investment

    Insurance companies and pension schemes can play an important role in meeting the high demand for finance in the aviation space.

  • Insurance opportunities in the Middle East

    Markets in the region have remained resilient despite economic headwinds and lower oil prices, with the UAE and Saudi Arabia especially strong.

  • 2017 EY Canadian life insurance outlook

    Technology remains the top force impacting the Canadian life insurance market in 2017, along with regulation. What are the impacts of the top 5 external forces? EY report explains.

  • 2017 EY Canadian property and casualty insurance outlook

    Customer expectations continue to put pressure on property and casualty (P&C) insurers, according to EY’s 2017 Canadian P&C Insurance Outlook. Follow this roadmap through a shifting landscape ahead to reach profitable growth.

  • 2017 US property-casualty insurance outlook

    The US P&C industry faces an inflection point as technology advances and the growth of InsurTech revise traditional models and raise customer expectations regarding innovation.

  • February 2017: IASB

    Amends guidance and revisits tentative decisions from external review draft of IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts.

  • Global Insurance CFO Survey

    Nearly 60 CFOs around the world shared their insights on business priorities, operating models, the role of technology and more.

Vast potential

The global insurance market is remarkably strong, despite continued fallout from the financial crisis. Low interest rates coupled with relatively poor investment returns have impeded growth, but demand for insurance products and services remains high.

We keep you prepared by providing insights into the nuances of your market, as well as global trends putting pressure on the industry.

Stay nimble amid risk and regulation

Waves of global legislation continue to pressure management and absorb precious resources. Combined with the need to innovate in a highly competitive environment, this is causing some insurers to withdraw from long-standing core markets and product lines.

However, insurers are adapting by leveraging technology and developing operating models that are compliant with Solvency II. New business architectures will enable insurers to release better products more quickly and cheaply.

Gain market insight

The balance of power is shifting toward the customer, and distribution models are rapidly evolving. Emerging markets in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe are future battlegrounds that offer big prizes – but only if insurers can get it right.

Success will be achieved with patience, long-term investment and genuine understanding of local dynamics.


  • 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


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  • 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:

     

  • 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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EY - Canadian life insurance outlook 2017

2017 EY Canadian life insurance outlook

Quickly-evolving technology emerges as a dominant force shaping the year ahead in Canada's life insurance sector. Leading life insurers will focus on these five actions to guide them through a shifting landscape.

EY - Canadian property and casualty insurance outlook 2017

2017 EY Canadian property and casualty insurance outlook

A combination of technological change, talent pressure and customer expectations is forcing Canada's property and casualty (P&C) insurers to embrace innovation more urgently than ever. EY explains what to prioritise in 2017.

EY - FinTech Adoption Index - Canadian findings

EY FinTech Adoption Index – Canadian findings

We surveyed more than 10,000 digitally active people around the world, including more than 2,000 in Canada, to better understand the overall rate of FinTech adoption.