EMEA Insurance Digest

Hitting the right targets: how insurers are optimising their capital strategies and what this means for the M&A market

Our latest report on M&A trends in the insurance sector identifies the capital optimization strategies insurers are pursuing, and what this means for the M&A market.

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Igloo 5 has arrived

Igloo – our market-leading capital modelling software for P&C insurers – just got even better with the release of Igloo version 5. This major release includes a number of key features, including ground-breaking runtime improvements, local or cloud implementation, 64-bit processing and backward compatibility.

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Quarterly InsurTech Briefing Q3 2017

Our Q3 2017 InsurTech briefing focuses on global trends and, in particular, on China, the world's third largest domestic insurance market thanks to significant recent growth.

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Confused.com Index

The third quarter 2017 edition of the Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index in association with Willis Towers Watson reports that the government's announcement of planned Ogden discount rate reforms accounted significantly for average premiums falling by 1.1% in the third quarter. Of note, however, is that prices flattened and rose again in August and September.

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IFRS 17 bite-sized video series – Business implications

In the second video from our bite-size IFRS 17 series, Kamran Foroughi looks at the business implications of IFRS 17, and considers the impact on key metrics, asset liability management and investor communication.

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Software as a Solution: How insurers can benefit from Software as a Service

Watch our video to discover how Software as a Service (SaaS) can solve the unique challenges of the insurance industry, plus how our solutions vPlace and vGrid can help insurers seize the power of cloud technology.

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How is risk appetite helping insurance companies navigate reinsurance coverage options?

Insurance executives around the world are increasingly using risk appetite to assess reinsurance needs. According to our 2017 Global Reinsurance and Risk Appetite Survey, by 2020, 99% of insurers surveyed expect to adopt risk appetite statements.

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Get ahead of the game

In this video, Gavin Hill explores how insurers should engage with the regulator, where the regulator is heading and how insurers can remain one step ahead.

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Demystifying advanced analytics technologies

The advent of advanced analytics has brought with it a new and constantly changing technology landscape that is surrounded by just as much hype. In this video, Rachael McNaughton explores some of the more common technologies to understand how they work and when they can be useful.

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Commercial lines pricing and underwriting

In this video, Chris Varley focusses on enhanced sophistication and best practice in pricing and underwriting. He also explores how organisations can use intelligent automation, systems integration and process re-engineering to do more value-added work, more efficiently.

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Willis Towers Watson at the IFoA Life Conference 2017

The UK Life Consulting and Technology team featured in several talks at this year's IFoA Life Conference – the institute's flagship event for life actuaries. Held in Birmingham 22-24 November, our sessions included the impact of IFRS 17 on risk modelling, the implications of antibiotic resistance and with-profit transformation.

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Tropical Cyclones and Thunderstorms - An afternoon with the Willis Research Network

On 1 November, we held our second London-based Willis Research Network (WRN) seminar of the year. After the last seminar in February, which focussed on seismic and volcanic risk, our latest meeting was a chance to showcase our latest WRN research into weather and climate related risks.

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Solutions for Life Insights

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Emphasis is Willis Towers Watson's global magazine for insurance executives. Our insurance industry experts offer connected perspectives on risk and capital management, strategy and growth, operational effectiveness and technology. Articles from the December 2017 edition include:

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