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Synergies with SAM

Understanding the similarities and differences between IFRS 4 Phase II and SAM. The regulatory and financial reporting landscape for insurers in South Africa and their global counterparts is undergoing significant change. While many question the need for change and the costs associated with it, the true competitive advantage lies in implementing the changes as efficiently as possible.

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South African insurance industry analysis

We are pleased to present the third edition of PwC’s analysis of major insurers’ results, covering the year ended 31 December 2013. The results are a positive reflection of the financial health of the South African industry in a very challenging operating environment. For thefirst time, we have also looked at the progress made by some of the insurers in their expansion into sub-Sahara Africa.

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SAM focus - The implementation phase of SAM is imminent

The implementation phase of SAM is imminent as the first insurers have to report their SAM numbers as part of the Light Parallel Run by the end of August 2014. The main objective of the parallel runs is to support the transition and implementation of the new SAM regime in to a business-as-usual environment for both the FSB and insurers.

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Moving ahead to SAM readiness - SAM Parallel run survey

The FSB’s recent SAM 2013 Update provides detail on the SAM parallel run, which is the process which will require insurers to calculate and report information in accordance with the SAM proposals. The main objective of the parallel run is to aid in the transition and implementation of the new SAM regime. Moving to the SAM regime also has wider implications that extend beyond insurers, as auditors and the FSB also need to prepare for these changes.

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Regulatory Intelligence

The draft Insurance Laws Amendment Bill addresses development in the South African insurance market in respect of corporate governance, risk management, internal controls and insurance group supervision.

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Maximising value from today’s opportunities

PwC’s fifth biennial Strategic and Emerging Issues in South African Insurance survey builds on our previous surveys, with content that provides a comprehensive overview of issues and challenges facing the industry.

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SA Insurance Industry publications and surveys

2014-04-15
Synergies with SAM

Understanding the similarities and differences between IFRS 4 Phase II and SAM. The regulatory and financial reporting landscape for insurers in South Africa and their global counterparts is undergoing significant change. While many question the need for change and the costs associated with it, the true competitive advantage lies in implementing the changes as efficiently as possible.

2014-03-19
South African insurance industry analysis

We are pleased to present the third edition of PwC’s analysis of major insurers’ results, covering the year ended 31 December 2013. The results are a positive reflection of the financial health of the South African industry in a very challenging operating environment. For thefirst time, we have also looked at the progress made by some of the insurers in their expansion into sub-Sahara Africa.

2013-11-28
SAM focus - The implementation phase of SAM is imminent

The implementation phase of SAM is imminent as the first insurers have to report their SAM numbers as part of the Light Parallel Run by the end of August 2014. The main objective of the parallel runs is to support the transition and implementation of the new SAM regime in to a business-as-usual environment for both the FSB and insurers.

2013-07-12
Moving ahead to SAM readiness - SAM Parallel run survey

The FSB’s recent SAM 2013 Update provides detail on the SAM parallel run, which is the process which will require insurers to calculate and report information in accordance with the SAM proposals. The main objective of the parallel run is to aid in the transition and implementation of the new SAM regime. Moving to the SAM regime also has wider implications that extend beyond insurers, as auditors and the FSB also need to prepare for these changes.

2013-02-27
Regulatory Intelligence

The draft Insurance Laws Amendment Bill addresses development in the South African insurance market in respect of corporate governance, risk management, internal controls and insurance group supervision.

2012-06-06
Maximising value from today’s opportunities

PwC’s fifth biennial Strategic and Emerging Issues in South African Insurance survey builds on our previous surveys, with content that provides a comprehensive overview of issues and challenges facing the industry.

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2014-04-15
Synergies with SAM

Understanding the similarities and differences between IFRS 4 Phase II and SAM. The regulatory and financial reporting landscape for insurers in South Africa and their global counterparts is undergoing significant change. While many question the need for change and the costs associated with it, the true competitive advantage lies in implementing the changes as efficiently as possible.

2014-03-19
South African insurance industry analysis

We are pleased to present the third edition of PwC’s analysis of major insurers’ results, covering the year ended 31 December 2013. The results are a positive reflection of the financial health of the South African industry in a very challenging operating environment. For thefirst time, we have also looked at the progress made by some of the insurers in their expansion into sub-Sahara Africa.

2013-11-28
SAM focus - The implementation phase of SAM is imminent

The implementation phase of SAM is imminent as the first insurers have to report their SAM numbers as part of the Light Parallel Run by the end of August 2014. The main objective of the parallel runs is to support the transition and implementation of the new SAM regime in to a business-as-usual environment for both the FSB and insurers.

2013-07-12
Moving ahead to SAM readiness - SAM Parallel run survey

The FSB’s recent SAM 2013 Update provides detail on the SAM parallel run, which is the process which will require insurers to calculate and report information in accordance with the SAM proposals. The main objective of the parallel run is to aid in the transition and implementation of the new SAM regime. Moving to the SAM regime also has wider implications that extend beyond insurers, as auditors and the FSB also need to prepare for these changes.

2013-02-27
Regulatory Intelligence

The draft Insurance Laws Amendment Bill addresses development in the South African insurance market in respect of corporate governance, risk management, internal controls and insurance group supervision.

2012-06-06
Maximising value from today’s opportunities

PwC’s fifth biennial Strategic and Emerging Issues in South African Insurance survey builds on our previous surveys, with content that provides a comprehensive overview of issues and challenges facing the industry.

2010-09-07
Practical guide to IFRS

Practical guide to IFRS – insurance contracts

2010-03-19
South African insurance analyst survey

With two months to go before the IASB is expected to release the exposure draft for IFRS 4: Phase II, the accounting standard on the measurement of insurance contracts, we conducted interviews with South African insurance analysts, to obtain their views on the current and suggestions for future reporting by South African insurers. The survey follows a similar study carried out by our global firm during the fourth quarter of 2009.

2009-10-15
South African Perspective on Emerging from the storm: The day after tomorrow

The financial crisis will continue to reshape the competitive and regulatory environment within the global insurance industry over the next three to five years.

2009-10-15
The day after tomorrow for insurance

Drawing on input from a range of leading insurers, financial market participants and PricewaterhouseCoopers1 specialists from around the world, ‘Emerging from the storm: The day after tomorrow for insurance’ examines how the financial crisis is set to reshape the industry as a whole, along with some of the key developments that are likely to affect particular segments and geographical markets.