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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 and October, our event series will enable better understanding of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk.

Insurance Focus

Social care crisis: should insurance be part of the solution?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has asked the insurance sector to consider new products to enable people to fund future social care costs. Writing for the ICAEW Financial Services Faculty Adam Leach explores the possibilities.

Are economic difficulties due to bad luck or bad judgment

Writing for the Financial Services Faculty, David Smith, Economics Editor of the Sunday Times explores this question and considers it could be neither, but a consequence of the other.

Outsourcing investment: hit or miss?

Does investment outsourcing add real value for pension schemes and their members? Award winning journalist Stephanie Hawthorne weighs up the pros and cons

IFRS 9: the dog that barked too much?

When IAS 39 was replaced by IFRS 9 on 1 January 2018, it was perhaps little lamented, writes Steven Hall, Partner, Financial Services Risk Consulting, KPMG and Nicholas Mead, Director, KPMG. In a financial crisis that had manifold causes, some laid at least part of the blame for the 2008 meltdown on the ‘incurred loss’ provision model in IAS39 – inadequate, too little too late, or simply the dog that didn’t bark.

The FCA Business Plan decoded

Gavin Stewart, Director in Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Group, who spent 27 years as a regulator at the Bank of England, Financial Services Authority and Financial Conduct Authority, analyses the FCA’s Business Plan. He has written this article in a personal capacity.

ICAEW IFRS 17 update webinar

View the accompanying slides to ICAEW IFRS 17 update webinar, recorded on 25 March 2020.

Libor transition - what you need to know

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

Pre-recorded webinars

IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts for non-insurers

Entities, despite not being insurers, may have contracts that fall in scope of IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts. Find out more with this webinar.

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.

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.

The essential guide to fintech

Fintech is changing the way businesses and individuals use financial services. This Tech Essentials guide - the first joint guide from the IT Faculty and the Financial Services Faculty - will demystify what fintech could mean for individuals, businesses and advisers.

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.