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Key Details in an Insurer's Annual Report

Ted Wainman

20 years: CA & educator

In this video, Ted outlines the 5 key things to search for in an insurance company’s annual report. These are: The mix between the technical and non-technical profit; How the company uses reinsurance to allow them to write more business; The size of the claims reserve compared to the premiums; The amount of available capital; And lastly, the liquidity of the assets and hence the company’s ability to pay claims as they fall due.

In this video, Ted outlines the 5 key things to search for in an insurance company’s annual report. These are: The mix between the technical and non-technical profit; How the company uses reinsurance to allow them to write more business; The size of the claims reserve compared to the premiums; The amount of available capital; And lastly, the liquidity of the assets and hence the company’s ability to pay claims as they fall due.

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Key Details in an Insurer's Annual Report

11 mins 47 secs

Overview

The financial statements of an insurance company are unlike those of any other organisation. Here are 5 key things to look for when confronted with the accounts of an insurance company.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the difference between technical and non-technical profit

  • Learn the adjustments in translating Gross Premium Written to Net Premium Earned

  • Examine the size of the balance sheet

  • Identify whether the company is adequately capitalised

  • Ensure that the assets are sufficiently liquid to be able to meet claims as they fall due

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Ted Wainman

Ted Wainman

Ted Wainman trained and qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) with Ernst & Young before joining JPMorgan on the Investment Management side of the business. He since has over 17 years of experience in designing, developing and delivering financial & business skills training workshops for over 275 clients in more than 35 countries.

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