Our Thought Leadership Center contains research papers, articles, whitepapers and videos created by our IFRS 17 subject matter experts. Browse it for the latest IFRS 17 insights and developments.
IFRS 17 introduces a requirement for insurers to use fair value and market-consistent approaches to liability valuations as the basis for reporting their accounts. In this video Nick Jessop summarizes the findings of his white paper 'Permitted approaches for constructing IFRS 17 discount rates.'
Insurance entities need a partner who understands the implications of all IAS and IFRS standards that impact their portfolio. Dieter van der Stock speaks about the synergies between the IFRS 9, IFRS 13, and IFRS 17 accounting standards.
IFRS 17 introduces the concept of a risk adjustment for non-financial risk. The IFRS 17 risk adjustment is an influential factor in how profit from insurance contracts emerges over time. Listen to Cassandra Hannibal as she provides an overview on risk adjustment.
IFRS 17 requires entities to identify portfolios of insurance contracts, which comprise contracts that are subject to similar risks and are managed together. Massimiliano Neri provides insights from his current white paper publication about the "Level of Aggregation."
Massimiliano Neri provides his thoughts about the benefits that arise from integrating actuarial and accounting departments during the IFRS 17 implementation. Learn how operating together delivers better answers to IFRS 17.
Steven Morrison’s second whitepaper, Profit Emergence under IFRS 17, turns its attention to the Variable Fee Approach (VFA). Explore his practical insights on financial risk and its impact on contracts with participation features.
Equivalent Confidence Level for the IFRS 17 Risk Adjustment
The IFRS 17 risk adjustment is an influential factor in the pricing of insurance contracts and in how profit from insurance contracts is reported and emerges over time. While the risk adjustment must satisfy certain conditions, the method for its calculation is not prescribed and is the choice of the insurer. As such, there are many potential methods of calculation.
A Cost of Capital Approach to Estimating Credit Risk Premia
This research paper discusses the credit risk premium adjustment required for constructing discount rates specified by the IFRS 17 accounting rules. Calculating the credit risk premium is a key requirement in the ‘top down’ yield curve method. It may also be a useful input in computing (or benchmarking) the illiquidity premium for ‘bottom up’ discount rate construction.
Applying the illiquidity premium to contracts where stochastic models are used for valuation, presents challenges to which insurers are now turning their attention. In this paper, Steven Morrison compare two potential approaches.
This new whitepaper from our profit emergence series looks at the interaction between IFRS 9 and IFRS 17 and considers the impact of different choices of liability discount rate on profit emergence and earnings volatility.
The Risk.net IFRS17 Special Report outlines the trends as well as changes to watch for in 2019 and beyond, and also provides interpretive guidance on key themes of IFRS 17. Download the report to read perspectives from Moody's Analytics experts.
The ability to project financial statements to understand their sensitivity to market risks, insurance risks, and methodology decisions is critical for an effective IFRS 17 implementation. Read this paper to learn why.
This research paper sets out our calibrations of corporate credit yield curves for selected economies at End December 2018 alongside our estimates of the split between credit risk premia and illiquidity premia for the same data.
Compliance with the IFRS 17 standard promises to bring great disruption to insurers’ financial reporting systems and processes, by forcing companies to integrate actuarial models deeply within reporting processes.
IFRS 17 will require a collaborative approach to ensure that the new calculations, underlying processes and systems are a joint actuarial and accounting responsibility. In his article, Trevor Howes, Director and Actuary at Moody’s Analytics, shares his view on the need for a cross-departmental collaboration.