Finance, risk, and actuarial modernization: The benefits of an integrated approach

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June 2017

What is your company’s budget for modernization? With IFRS17 now a reality and FASB’s Long Duration Contracts project coming into view, many insurers are seeing potential compliance costs escalate to hundreds of million dollars. CEOs are rightfully asking what benefits, if any, they will get from such a significant investment. 

Astute insurers realize that they can use the IFRS/FASB requirements as a catalyst for change and that the most effective and efficient use of their investment will be to

  1. consider what they deliver to their business partners and
  2. modernize in an integrated manner.

An end-to-end modernization approach mandates interaction among different functions to create a future state vision, roadmap, and business case that aligns their different interests and satisfies key stakeholder expectations. Specific benefits of an integrated approach to modernization include lower costs, greater efficiencies, better risk management, more effective use of resources, and better business insight.

Finance, risk, and actuarial modernization: The benefits of an integrated approach

How PwC can help

PwC’s insurance modernization specialists can help can insurers prepare for future operational, business, regulatory and market demands by focusing on how to improve finance, operational, actuarial and risk functions. We have:

  • a record of success helping insurers modernize their operations;
  • a practical and successful approach to helping companies plan for and respond to regulatory, operational and strategic change;
  • an interdisciplinary team of subject matter specialists who have experience helping clients prepare for and address strategic, operational, financial, actuarial, risk and regulatory imperatives;
  • extensive expertise in finance, actuarial and risk management process improvement, data and technology transformation, regulatory and financial reporting consulting, and business strategy formulation and design.

Contact us

Matt Adams

Insurance Practice Leader, PwC US

Richard de Haan

Actuarial Leader, PwC US

David Honour

Actuarial Modernization Leader, PwC US

Brett Maher

US Finance Modernization Leader, PwC US

Michael Mariani

Insurance Technology Leader, PwC US

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