At a Glance

EXTENDING THE SENIOR MANAGERS AND CERTIFICATION REGIME TO INSURERS

The UK Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) is being extended to all financial services firms during 2018. PRA and FCA proposals applying to insurers build on the Senior Insurance Managers Regime (SIMR) although the transition to the SMCR is … Continue reading

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FCA CONSULTS ON EXTENDING THE SMCR TO INSURANCE INTERMEDIARIES

The FCA has published proposals to extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR), which already applies to banks, to other financial services firms.  The new rules, which are designed to make individuals more accountable for their actions, will affect … Continue reading

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Exiting the EU – the die is cast

On Wednesday 29 March 2017, the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU)(“Article 50”) of the UK’s intention to leave the EU. This means, almost certainly, that two years from … Continue reading

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Key governance developments – “at a glance” guide for insurers

The governance landscape for insurers continues to develop following the introduction of the Senior Insurance Managers Regime last year and PRA Supervisory Statement SS5/16 on Board Responsibilities.  The Audit Directive, which applies to financial years beginning on or after 17 … Continue reading

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Treasury Committee inquiry into Solvency II – the case for change

The House of Commons Treasury Committee (“TC”) is looking at the case for changing, or even replacing, Solvency II in a post-Brexit world.  Its inquiry provides firms and industry bodies with perhaps their best opportunity to influence the future content … Continue reading

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Brexit – Implications for insurance intermediaries

Following the UK referendum on EU membership, businesses have no alternative but to prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU. Our “at a glance” guide highlights over two pages some key issues raised by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU … Continue reading

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Brexit – Key issues for lobbying by insurers

Our latest “at a glance” guide identifies, in two pages, some of the key issues insurers may want to ensure are on the negotiating team’s agenda.  It considers key issues from the perspective of both UK insurers accessing the EEA … Continue reading

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Brexit – Implications for insurers

The UK vote to leave the EU raises novel political and legal questions which neither side of the referendum campaign appears to have considered in any meaningful way.  Nonetheless, businesses are having to consider the implications of the vote as … Continue reading

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