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Reinsurers with undifferentiated ‘me too’ strategies could be squeezed out of the market. Which business models will be viable in five years’ time and what steps do you need to take to position your business out in front?




The digital prize – Taking customer connection to a new level is the latest viewpoint in PwC’s Insurance 2020, which explores the megatrends that are reshaping the competitive environment for insurers and the markets in which they operate.




Insurance 2020: Forcing the pace - The fast way to becoming a digital front-runner is the latest viewpoint in PwC’s Insurance 2020, which explores the megatrends that are reshaping the competitive environment for insurers and the markets in which they operate.




Insurers are facing as much change over the next five years as they’ve seen in the past 50. But, as the findings of the latest CEO survey show, many companies have been slow to respond to the transformational changes in the market and risk falling behind their more proactive competitors.




Practical guide to IFRS Insurance Contracts

In June 2013, the IASB published a revised exposure draft (ED) on the accounting for insurance contracts. The comprehensive proposals will fundamentally change the accounting by insurers and other entities that issue insurance contracts.




Insurance banana skins 2013

PwC is proud to present the results from our biennial survey: Insurance Banana Skins, which examines risks facing the industry, and includes insights from over 660 insurers, regulators and close observers of the industry across 54 countries. This survey has been produced with the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI) and is aimed at senior executives in the insurance.




Insurance 2020: Unleashing the value from values

Organisational culture can sometimes seem like an afterthought when there are so many economic, structural and market challenges to contend with. But to tackle these transformational issues most efficiently, a corresponding change in culture is required. A more agile, innovative, risk-conscious and customer-centric culture is set to be the primary competitive differentiator in the new landscape − if you want to spur real change and deliver real value, look at your people and the environment in which they operate.




Insurance 2020: Turning change into opportunity

Future of Insurance is a new research study from PwC. We're exploring the drivers of change for the insurance industry. Bringing together PwC insurance professionals from around the world to share perspectives and challenge research findings, we have created new insight that will provide an important discussion tool to shape strategic thinking and direction.




A practical guide to new IFRSs for 2012

This publication is a practical guide to the new IFRS standards and interpretations that come into effect for 2012 year ends. The IASB is working on a number of significant projects that are likely to affect 2015 year ends, but there are relatively few amendments to standards for 2012 and a number of small changes coming from the annual improvements process. Eight new and revised standards are not yet mandatory but can be early adopted (yet to be endorsed for application in the EU).




Sustaining competitive relevance

Regulation and economic uncertainty are dominating the boardroom agenda. But success also depends on being able to respond to the longer term developments and opportunities that are transforming their sector.




Insurance banana skins 2011

PwC has joined forces with the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI) to explore what risks insurers face and how they prioritise them. The research questions insurers on three areas: current risks, future trends, and their preparedness to respond to the risk environment. It shows how the life, non-life, reinsurance and London Market sectors differ in outlook and provides valuable insights into the risk concerns at the top of the boardroom agenda.




Getting to grips with the shake-up

While the synergies between the emerging Solvency II and IFRS framework will allow insurers to develop a common reporting platform, there are bound to be some significant differences. This publication examines the differences and similarities between the two frameworks and starts to assess how this will affect reporting systems, management evaluation and market communication.




A practical guide to new IFRSs for 2011

This guide covers the new IFRS standards and interpretations that come into effect in 2011. There are a small number of changes for 2011 year ends: a new financial instrument standard, an IFRIC, a number of amendments to standards and the annual improvements project.




The FASB has issued a discussion paper seeking comments on its preliminary views on accounting for insurance contracts that would fundamentally change the accounting by insurers and other entities that issue contracts with insurance risk.