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Woodford Fund and whats happened since

A long time has passed since June 2019, when Neil Woodford, acclaimed and star stock picker, froze his WEIF fund after a string of redemptions and poor performance. But what has happened since

Work with insurers? The PRA wants these improvements

24 January 2020: the PRA has set out the practical improvements the regulator wants to see from the general insurance industry in its letter to Chief Executives of general insurance firms regulated by the PRA. Some topics are more familiar than others, says ICAEW’s Financial Services Faculty; but, interestingly for a prudential regulator, there is a firm emphasis on culture.

Woodford Fund and whats happened since

A long time has passed since June 2019, when Neil Woodford, acclaimed and star stock picker, froze his WEIF fund after a string of redemptions and poor performance. But what has happened since

ICAEW Solvency II Working Party ReForms

Solvency II harmonised the prudential framework for insurers and reinsurers in the EU and it entered into application on 1 January 2016. It has defined a single rule book for risk based capital requirements and advanced risk management.

New Years Resolutions for general insurers

November’s Dear CEO letter to general insurers covered a breadth of topics, some more familiar than others, and interestingly for a prudential regulator, a firm emphasis on culture.

Woodford Fund and whats happened since

A long time has passed since June 2019, when Neil Woodford, acclaimed and star stock picker, froze his WEIF fund after a string of redemptions and poor performance. But what has happened since

What are the drivers for disclosure

In recent years, we have seen an increasing push within the corporate sector towards more regular and comprehensive environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) disclosure.

Culture and purpose in financial services

Inspiring confidence

ICAEW's Inspiring Confidence campaign explores the issues affecting consumers and financial services providers in a rapidly changing world.

Banks, insurers and investment managers play vitally important roles within society, to encourage economic development and allow individuals and businesses to save, invest, insure and make payments. We must have confidence in them. Responsible providers, responsible consumers, better regulation and better information underpin this confidence.

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