Many professions seem to revel in the introduction of new technology to their professions. They realise that every time a tool is enhanced, it enables them to be better at their jobs – whether it be in the operating theatre, on a construction site or in a tech sandbox.
Actuary training fails to prepare students for practical life office work in a crucial way: there is a glaring neglect of IT training.
The MBE Consulting team has worked in partnership with Software Alliance to integrate our IFRS Assessment tool into their software platform Mo.net, which included improving and increasing the capabilities it offered actuaries for the implementation of IFRS 17.
MBE Consulting’s Andries Beukes and Ben Herrett recently sat down with Ashley Smith at CSS. In the podcast – Solvency II Review and What’s Next for Insurers, they discuss the increased drive by asset managers to attract insurance investors.
The insurance industry has developed organically over centuries, its growth fuelled by meeting societal needs, but accelerated by historically unscrupulous sales practices. Of course, the latter have been curbed in recent years by increasingly strict regulation in areas such as commission and capital management, but the industry reaps the benefits of history.
Around the world, regulators are recognizing the magnitude of risk posed by unmanaged end user computing (EUC) applications, such as spreadsheets. Pamela Hellig discusses the challenges raised by complying with regulations such as VAIT, and how these can be resolved in collaboration with our EUC software partner, Apparity.
It’s been said that the greatest challenge posed by IFRS 17 is its data requirements. But is this really the case? Andries Beukes, MBE Partner considers why it might not be.