Can AI led conversational commerce change insurance forever

If you’re still following the minutiae of Brexit, if you know exactly what the Backstop entails, and if you understand how the UK’s proposed departure from the EU will affect your consumer rights – congratulations! You’re in a pretty small minority. For most of us, finding out how Brexit will affect us will require us to access expert advice from service providers who have taken the time to understand the impact on ordinary citizens.

The diversification trap and how to avoid it

Pension schemes often focus on maximising diversification within a scheme’s governance constraints. However, if this pursuit of diversification goes too far this can lead to risk levels being significantly greater than planned. It is important that schemes correctly gauge the extent to which each of the assets and exposures in the portfolio contribute to overall risk.

Signs of demand pressures in the bulk annuity market

Another record breaking year in bulk annuity market is on the cards, but what does this mean for schemes and sponsors eyeing future transactions as part of their endgame?The surge in activity in the bulk annuity market seen in 2018 looks set to repeat this year as more defined benefit (DB) schemes find that they are able to insure their liabilities. We are expecting insurers to report record half year volumes with around £15bn of total transactions completed. This compares to just under £8bn in H1 of 2018.

Two of the proposed amendments to IFRS 17

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