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Practical guidance, commentary and support on the insurance sector for financial services professionals.

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Carbon neutral

ESG: the risks and opportunities

During September 2021 and October 2021, our event series enabled a better understanding of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk.

Insurance Focus

Inflation negation

Investment managers face difficult decisions given present inflationary headwinds, with certain types of investments faring better than others. With inflation at a 40-year high, what strategies are being deployed by fund managers to negate its impact?

Banks dodged a windfall tax bullet, but the government’s still desperate for revenue

Interest rates had gone up sharply, and households and businesses were feeling the pain. Inflation was in double figures, partly under the impact of soaring energy prices, and the government was under pressure. In response, the chancellor announced a change that sent shudders through the banking sector.

Auditing amid economic uncertainty

On September 23rd, Kwasi Kwarteng, who had been appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer just 17 days earlier, held what he called a ‘fiscal event’…and quite the event it turned out to be.

Financial meltdown: will we ever learn?

After the early 1970’s budgets from Anthony Barber, ‘Barber boom’ acquired textbook status of how not to engage in fiscal largesse. Yet have we done it all over again?

How far could a Big Bang 2.0 go?

Dramatic reforms to financial services regulation are a cornerstone of the government’s strategy to meet its 2.5% growth target.

IFRS Transition Factsheet

This factsheet is designed to assist those adopting, or considering adopting, IFRS Accounting Standards (IFRS) for the first time. It considers the implications of moving to IFRS and provides practical tips on how to manage the process.

Auditing amid economic uncertainty

On September 23rd, Kwasi Kwarteng, who had been appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer just 17 days earlier, held what he called a ‘fiscal event’…and quite the event it turned out to be.

How far could a Big Bang 2.0 go?

Dramatic reforms to financial services regulation are a cornerstone of the government’s strategy to meet its 2.5% growth target.

Libor transition - what you need to know

Transitioning from LIBOR

The end of LIBOR will mean some big changes for businesses. The end date of December 2021 may seem a long way off, but companies need to start preparing now.

Corporate governance

Reduce the size of board packs

Following the publication of the Financial Services Faculty’s Information Overload Report earlier this year Hitesh Patel non-executive director at Aviva and chair of the ICAEW Insurance Committee and Zsuzsanna Schiff discuss how board packs can and should be improved

Fee protection insurance

Technical helpsheet issued to help ICAEW members understand the options available to a firm wishing to provide access to fee protection insurance.

Pre-recorded webinars

IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts for non-insurers

Despite not being an insurer, entities may have contracts that fall in scope of IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts. Find out if you’re affected with this webinar.

Risk in times of uncertainty - A guide to Cyber and PII

This is an insightful, relevant and practical webinar on the current state of the cyber and professional indemnity insurance markets, the risks you need to be aware of as an accountant.

Reduce the size of board packs

Following the publication of the Financial Services Faculty’s Information Overload Report earlier this year Hitesh Patel non-executive director at Aviva and chair of the ICAEW Insurance Committee and Zsuzsanna Schiff discuss how board packs can and should be improved

Avoiding information overload insurance

This guide offers practical examples and checklists for those working in or with the insurance industry to avoid information overload.

Client Assets Sourcebook (CASS) and Outsourcing

Information for CASS auditors when determining procedures over outsourcing arrangements and how they apply to the CASS rules.

Senior Managers and Certification Regime

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime is a new regulatory framework which aims to improve individual accountability.

Benchmark reform

Alternative reference rates and transition from LIBOR.

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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Join Insurance membership

Insurance is complex and constantly evolving. Our unique perspective and ability to convene with stakeholders right across the financial services landscape, means we can provide you with industry insights, expert opinion, analysis and independent resources to put you ahead of the curve.