How the FCA is helping insurers focus on what matters most

Insurers will admit that they have been going through something of an existential crisis for a number of years now, the value offered to clients and the quality of their products and services continues to be heavily scrutinised. It is common to hear warnings of powerful disruption doing to insurers what the internet did to newspapers. I feel that the FCA, in insisting on a customer centric view, is actually doing insurers a favour.

Are you auto-enrolment ready?

At this time of year some companies ask us the question (sometimes ill advised), “Are you beach-body ready?” But the question all companies need to be asking themselves is “Are we auto-enrolment ready?” In less than a year the first big change to auto-enrolment (AE) is going to take place – contribution levels are going up.

Outsourcing does not eliminate responsibility

The recent “WannaCry” ransomware attack reawakened the world to the devastating possibilities of smart cyber-warfare. Whilst the damage done was significant – according to Europol over 200,000 computers were affected – the impact was relatively low, primarily thanks to an alert security expert who was independently researching the malware and discovered that its creators had built in a kill-switch.

Key findings from the WTW DB member choice survey 2017

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This Summer, London Market headhunter, Constance Longden of Bolton Associates, is heading off around the world of re/insurance - and is taking the Actuarial Post with her!

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