Category Archives: Financial Services

Avoid a reporting crisis: Turning words into reality

Faut-il réinventer le salaire de base?

A major European insurer has demonstrated how a well-constructed reporting process transformation project can reap significant benefits when dealing with proliferating and ever-tighter deadlines. Over a recent series of blogs, we’ve highlighted the growing pressures on insurers’ reporting processes and … Continue reading →

Longevity blind spot threatens to stymie structured settlement annuity portfolio deals

Sellers and potential buyers of structured settlement annuity (SSA) portfolios could find themselves handicapped by outdated and inaccurate mortality projections. Trading activity in SSA portfolios has been on the increase in recent years, stimulated by buyers interested in longevity risk … Continue reading →

Avoid a reporting crisis: Useful tips – part 3

Having gone to the time and trouble of identifying and following through on objectives that help transform reporting processes, the last thing companies want, or can afford, is to miss out on the longer-term efficiencies and payback. As anyone who … Continue reading →

Demystifying social media for broker-dealers: 6 updates to FINRA guidance

Keeping up with the pace of change in social media is difficult for everyone. For broker-dealers, remaining in compliance with regulatory guidance is particularly difficult. Customers are constantly demanding more and more channels for online communication. Conforming to regulatory record-keeping … Continue reading →

Avoid a reporting crisis: Useful tips – Part 2

Implementing reporting process transformation has to be a multi-discipline, collaborative exercise. Continuing our recent series of blog posts on the driving forces behind reporting process transformation in European insurance companies and some tips for achieving it, we move on to … Continue reading →

Will new accounting rules ASC 600 and IFRS 15 impact your sales incentive plans?

If you’re responsible for, or involved with your company’s sales incentive plan (SIP), then you’re used to dealing with issues like whether the plan is properly aligned with the company’s strategy, or whether it’s driving the right behaviors. You’re also … Continue reading →

Avoid a reporting crisis: Useful tips – part 1

Reporting process transformation is becoming a major issue for many European insurers. As previewed in our recent blog post, a few tips that we’ve gathered from the work we’ve been doing in this area may help companies along the way. … Continue reading →

What financial institutions need to know about the Financial CHOICE Act

Dodd-Frank is one step closer to getting repealed — but there’s still a ways to go. Financial regulatory reform is making its way through Washington. The House has passed the Financial CHOICE Act and the bill will now makes its … Continue reading →

Avoid a reporting crisis

Many European insurers’ existing financial and capital reporting processes are becoming increasingly unworkable and unsustainable in the face of burgeoning regulatory and accounting demands. Process transformation, rather than constant fire-fighting, is emerging as the only long-term solution. The Solvency II … Continue reading →

DOL’s new rule is now in effect — wave of fiduciary litigation may follow

No more delays. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) new fiduciary rule goes into effect today. While the DOL is willing to provide temporary enforcement relief to fiduciaries diligently working on compliance, the door is now open for civil litigation. What … Continue reading →