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Insurance Focus

Here you will find articles produced for the Insurance sector of the Financial Services Faculty

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.

Climate change in a nutshell

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Essential viewing for financial services professionals starts next month with the first three of six webinars from ICAEW, for those who want to get up to speed on climate change, writes Brian Cantwell.

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