• The pivotal role of technology in India and China

    Payment wallets, web aggregators, tablet-based selling, self-service via mobile apps and other technologies are transforming these large, but underinsured, markets.

  • Where did all of the megadeals go?

    Insurance M&A activity saw much lower aggregate deal value in the first nine months of 2016, compared to 2015. What drove the change?

  • Get ready for robots

    Software robotics promises to transform the cost, efficiency and quality of back-office and customer-facing processes for every industry. Are insurers prepared?

  • Global tax points for insurers (Volume 1, Issue 3)

    We explore tax developments for insurers, including a discussion of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • Risk functions evolving beyond compliance

    Our 2016 CRO surveys examine how successful insurers are building the risk function into their organizations and business decision-making processes.

  • Life insurers transform through technology modernization

    By building a business case framework, insurers can highlight program benefits, establish a proof-of-concept, gain buy-in and ultimately enact organizational change through technological advancement.

  • Insurance opportunities in Latin America

    The insurance market outlook remains relatively bright in the region, despite a challenging economic environment. We analyze opportunities in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and Chile.

  • Emerging markets matter in insurance

    Emerging markets are expected to be the main drivers of premium growth in both life and non-life insurance markets. Insurers need to evaluate risk-opportunity levels.

  • The future of claims

    Shifting customer priorities, new technologies and demographic changes will lead to profound change in claims organizations and present opportunities for transformation.

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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  • The emergence of emerging markets

    The global economy is at a turning point. Fast-growth economies in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe now form almost half of global GDP and, in 2010, they contributed 70% to overall global growth.

    These trends are accelerating. By 2050, fast-growth economies are projected to account for 65% of the global economy. In contrast, most developed markets are still struggling to recover after the global recession. For many businesses, their very survival depends on pursuing a growth agenda. This might include expanding into new markets and sectors, finding new ways to innovate or taking new approaches to talent. But there’s one key question that must be answered: how can your insurance business make the most of the many opportunities that exist?

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