Tag Archives: ORSA

Alignment is key to ERM

Risk has traditionally played a minor role in the strategic discussions of many firms. Often, planners get risk out of the way at the very start with a discussion of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT). Then as quickly as … Continue reading →

Reinsurance Evolves to Protect Earnings

In today’s environment, managing an insurance company’s risk is increasingly challenging; scrutiny of insurers’ financial health and the inevitable associated market and peer comparisons are greater than ever before. Continue reading →

Guide to ERM: Writing an ORSA Report

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Insurance regulators have made the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment into one of the global Insurance Core Principles that need to be adopted in all countries. Continue reading →

Guide to ERM: Risk Identification

There are a number of common threads linking the emerging regulatory guidelines; one of these is the fundamental importance of risk identification. Continue reading →

Guide to ERM: Risk Management Disclosures

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U.S. insurers have made the case to the insurance regulators at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) who have been drafting the U.S. Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) requirements that the ORSA report as defined will contain sensitive … Continue reading →

Guide to ERM: Risk Capital

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Knowing the amount of surplus an insurer needs to support risk is fundamental to enterprise risk management (ERM) and to the own risk and solvency assessment (ORSA). With the increasing focus on ERM, regulators, rating agencies, and insurance and reinsurance … Continue reading →

Guide to ERM: Policies and Standards

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Risk management policies are nothing more and nothing less than a clear statement of what the insurer intends to do within its ERM program. The entire set of risk policies can be all included in one consolidated corporate risk policy … Continue reading →

Insurance: A Little Earning is a Dangerous Thing…

As Alexander Pope so nearly said, re/insurance company earnings are key to the firm’s valuation. Recent research from Citigroup provides more evidence that insurance firms with low earning volatility have higher stock multiples and better shareholder returns. Continue reading →