Saturday, August 8, 2020

Technology, Regulation & Accounting

Solvency Oversight Wheels Keep Churning

Regulator and Rating Agency expectations are not static. We explore some recent changes to their standards and methodologies for insurers.

Insurance Roadmap 2020: Three Keys to Success

Over the past year, I had the privilege of meeting with more than 100 global insurance companies, with total assets of around...

Who Needs ALM Anyway? A Discussion for Non-Life Insurers – Columnist

Introduction ALM or asset-liability management is a fixture in the world of insurance. Does it deserve that status in the context...

What Makes An Asset Manager An Insurance Asset Manager?

Asset managers began specializing in managing insurance company balance sheet assets about 40 years ago. Initially, these managers focused on managing the...

PutWrite: A Potentially Risk-Reducing Strategic Allocation For Non-Life Insurers

In early 2016 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2016 – 01 (ASU 2016 – 01), changing how financial institutions...

Don’t Let The Tail Wag The Dog: For Insurers, It’s Investment Discipline First, Capital Efficiency Second

This year was the year of the dog, according to the Chinese zodiac. For NEPC’s Insurance Investment Practice, 2018 was the year of rated-private-debt...

The Potential Impacts of the Trump Tax Bill on Municipal Bond Investing

The bill approved by Congress on December 20, 2017, should have significant supply and demand effects on the municipal bond market, and the changes...