NEWS | For Immediate Release
LONDON, February 23, 2021 – Moody’s Analytics today announced that general insurance company RSA has signed up to the Moody’s Analytics Discount Curve Service for IFRS 17 to assist with building the discount curves required to value its liabilities under the new accounting standard.
Under IFRS 17, insurance companies will need to construct and apply discount curves, which include an estimation of the illiquidity of their liabilities, when valuing their insurance contracts. Built on our modeling and calibration expertise, the Moody’s Analytics Discount Curve Service for IFRS 17 delivers flexible yield curves and granular illiquidity premium term structures for a range of economies and credit classes, driven by the Moody’s Analytics CreditEdge™ solution.
Firms using the service are able to tailor the illiquidity premium estimates to the characteristics (duration, liquidity, currency) of their liabilities.
“The Discount Curve Service for IFRS 17 is a valuable source of risk premia content, which, together with support from the Moody’s Analytics dedicated modeling and calibration teams, will help us navigate some of the key challenges associated with producing discount rates under the new standard,” said Elaine Sweeney, Finance Chief Operating Officer at RSA.
“With the effective date for IFRS 17 nearing, companies need to define and implement an appropriate and robust IFRS 17 discount curve methodology that enables them to value liabilities under the new accounting standard. The coming months will be crucial for insurers looking to implement a chosen methodology,” said Jack Cheyne, Senior Director at Moody’s Analytics. “We look forward to supporting RSA as it embarks on this journey.”
The Moody’s Analytics IFRS 17 offering includes the Discount Curve Service for IFRS 17, the RiskIntegrity™ for IFRS 17 solution, and the AXIS™ actuarial system.
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About RSA Insurance Group
With a 300-year heritage, RSA is a multinational insurance group. RSA operates three core business segments: Canada, Scandinavia and UK & International; and has the capability to write business in over 100 countries. RSA has around 12,300 employees with net written premiums of £6.4 billion in 2019. For more information about RSA Insurance Group, please visit https://www.rsagroup.com/