This course focuses on accounting for insurance contracts as per IFRS 17 and also provides an overview of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments for insurers. IFRS 17 was published in May 2017 with amendments issued in 2020. The standard is effective for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023, though the comparative period begins from 2022. IFRS 9 Financial Instruments was effective for the period beginning on or after 1 January 2018 but there is an option for the insurance companies to defer the application of the standard until IFRS 17 is adopted.
This course addresses current thinking on stress testing and model validation. Emphasis will be placed upon the regulatory (Basel) approach to stress testing and thus the underlying regulatory approaches to market, credit, operational and liquidity risk.
This course addresses current underlying regulatory approaches to market, credit, operational, liquidity – and other types of risk. The historical background will be established (why was Basel necessary in the first place?) and the timeline examined to contextualise developments and changed in the accords along the way.