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Mazars' experienced insurance teams share their extensive knowledge and understanding of the marketplace. We produce a series of technical insights and studies aimed at shedding light on current insurance issues and hot topics.

Communication financière des groupes d’assurance au 31 décembre 2013

Les grands groupes d’assurance ont une nouvelle fois préparé leur communication financière dans un cadre normatif toujours en attente de l’adoption de la norme IFRS 4 phase 2 (qui fait toujours débat) et dans un contexte économique et réglementaire mouvant avec l’avènement de Solvabilité 2 et la désignation des acteurs systémiques.

Insurance Information Technology Leadership Study

In today’s quickly-changing insurance marketplace, information technology is both a central element in day-to-day operations and an increasingly important source of competitive advantage. Insurance CIOs must perform a difficult balancing act of supporting operations, minimizing risk, reacting to changes in the business environment,and evaluating emerging technologies to ensure that their organizations remain competitive.


In today’s global business environment, insurance executives, particularly Finance leaders, face continuous pressure to drive business results, deliver increasingly complex financial reports and comply with new and ever-changing regulatory requirements.

IFRS 4 phase II - Latest developments

The IFRS insurance contracts project is still in the pipeline after more than ten years’ work. The delay in drafting this standard reflects the divergent opinions expressed at different stages in the project, and the complexity of ensuring consistency with the corpus of standards.

Risk Appetite and Business decisions

Risk appetite at a high-level is a simple formal statement of what risks an insurer is willing to accept given its business objectives. Understanding and utilising the risk-reward mechanism is perhaps one of the most important commercial challenges for insurers operating under a risk based capital regulatory environment.