Solvency II

How to calibrate the IFRS 17 risk adjustment to arrive at an economic value?

A generic framework for the economic valuation of Insurance Liabilities allows companies to calibrate their risk margin to reflect a truly market-consistent value.

FINMA’s new Public Disclosure rules pose challenges for insurers

Beginning in financial year 2016, Swiss insurance companies will have to meet new minimum disclosures requirements. The rules – set out in the FINMA circular 2016/02 "Offenlegung Versicherer" – are part of the Swiss regulators’ ongoing policy of bringing Swiss supervision into line with its European Union peers under the Solvency II equivalence framework.

Swiss ORSA – The Insurance Market Reaction

Following the recent issue of a new FINMA circular on ORSA, KPMG Switzerland surveyed leading Swiss insurers to evaluate their response to the new requirements and assess preparedness to comply. Results varied significantly, but one thing is clear: there is still work to be done!

Reinsurance – An industry in transition

Switzerland’s reinsurance industry is undergoing a significant transformation, with reinsurers responding at varying speeds to the changing landscape. Our new publication “Clarity on Reinsurance: An industry in upheaval” shines a spotlight on some of the opportunities and challenges facing reinsurers today.

Entwurf zum neuen FINMA Rundschreiben “Offenlegung”

Als Teil eines Anhörungspakets vom 8. Juli 2015 veröffentlichte die FINMA den Entwurf zum neuen FINMA Rundschreiben „Offenlegung“, welches die Details zu der Anforderung eines jährlichen Berichts über die Finanzlage von Versicherungen und Versicherungskonzernen regelt. Was sind die Auswirkungen der neuen Offenlegung?

What is the future of the Swiss Solvency Test?

On 8 July 2015, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA put a revised package of circulars out for consultation. Many proposed changes have a direct and indirect impact on the Swiss Solvency Test (SST) and its use by Swiss insurers. The most significant impacts arise from the newly released circulars on public disclosure and ORSA.