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ISSN (Print) 1357-3217 - ISSN (Online) 2044-0456
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  • IFRS 17 contractual service: a life insurance perspective
    • PubDate: 2021-05-04T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S1357321721000040
      Issue No: Vol. 26 (2021)
  • Money, Knowledge, and Power: Financial Literacy Working Party
    • PubDate: 2021-04-28T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S1357321721000027
      Issue No: Vol. 26 (2021)
  • Money, Knowledge and Power
    • Authors: C. R. Barnard; J. Billing, D. Brotherston, T. Jeffery, P. Mansell, J. Wright
      Abstract: Financial literacy is a core life skill for participating in modern society. But how many of us have been educated about money; the importance of budgeting and saving for a rainy day; how bank accounts and debt work and when it makes sense to save for a pension' Our brief research to date indicates a shockingly low level of financial literacy in the general population. And, it does not look like this will get better soon; regarding improving financial literacy, the Financial Services Authority stated in 2003 that “Never has the need been so great or so urgent”. And yet many children will go through school without an hour spent studying financial literacy. Furthermore, efforts to improve financial literacy at older ages are either non-existent or piecemeal at best.The consequences of poor financial literacy are especially damaging for vulnerable people. Vulnerable groups of people are most at risk of making poor financial decisions throughout their lives, which has negative consequences for saving, home ownership, debt levels, retirement and financial inclusion. In this paper, we consider various mechanisms to protect such financial customers, whilst recognising that improving financial literacy is not a silver bullet to improve customer outcomes from financial products.Financial literacy cannot be brought to a point where the public can understand many financial products without support and advice. But surely, awareness of basic financial literacy principles can be raised, including the most important: when to seek support and advice before undertaking important financial decisions. The paper suggests some key principles for financial literacy and will also consider methods and tools to allow the public to access much-needed support and advice.
      PubDate: 2021-04-28T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S1357321721000039
      Issue No: Vol. 26 (2021)
  • The IFRS 17 contractual service margin: a life insurance perspective
    • Authors: W. Yousuf; J. Stansfield, K. Malde, N. Mirin, R. Walton, B. Thorpe, J. Thorpe, C. Iftode, L. Tan, R. Dyble, A. Pelsser, A. Ghosh, W. Qin, T. Berry, C. Er
      Abstract: IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts is a new accounting standard currently expected to come into force on 1 January 2023. It supersedes IFRS 4 Insurance Contracts. IFRS 17 establishes key principles that entities must apply in all aspects of the accounting of insurance contracts. In doing so, the Standard aims to increase the usefulness, comparability, transparency and quality of financial statements.A fundamental concept introduced by IFRS 17 is the contractual service margin (CSM). This represents the unearned profit that an entity expects to earn as it provides services. However, as a principles-based standard, IFRS 17 results in entities having to apply significant judgement when determining the inputs, assumptions and techniques it uses to determine the CSM at each reporting period.In general, the Standard resolves broad categories of mismatches which arise under IFRS 4. Notable examples include mismatches between assets recorded at current market value and liabilities calculated using fixed discount rates as well as inconsistencies in the timing of profit recognition over the duration of an insurance contract. However, there are requirements of IFRS 17 that may create economic or accounting mismatches of its own. For example, new mismatches could arise between the measurement of underlying contracts and the corresponding reinsurance held. Additionally, mismatches can still arise between the measurement of liabilities and the assets that support the liabilities.This paper explores the technical, operational and commercial issues that arise across these and other areas focusing on the CSM. As a standard that is still very much in its infancy, and for which wider consensus on topics is yet to be achieved, this paper aims to provide readers with a deeper understanding of the issues and opportunities that accompany it.
      PubDate: 2021-03-02T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S1357321721000015
      Issue No: Vol. 26 (2021)
  • The pensions dashboard: an actuarial perspective
    • Authors: A. Lowe; G. Bradley, A. Nicholson, R. Inglis, A. Balaam, S. Lawson, S. Wasserman
      Abstract: The pensions dashboard has been talked about across the industry for a long time. With the proposed implementation date of 2019 (although it has been questioned by some whether this is achievable or not), it is time to consider the actuarial aspects behind providing individuals with details of their pension benefits.This paper outlines the perspective of the IFoA’s Future Pensions Landscape working party. The paper considers the objectives of the dashboard and the functionality that may be required to deliver on those. It also highlights the difficulties of the necessary consistency between different types of benefits and the need for alignment with other pensions communications. Lastly, it considers what is needed to enhance the dashboard to enable members to understand what their benefits might look like at retirement and the opportunities the dashboard delivers for further modelling and financial planning.Objectives and functionalityMuch has been made about the difficulty (or otherwise) of delivering on the promise of a pensions dashboard, but ultimately that will depend on what it aims to provide for the individual. The working party has considered the short and longer-term opportunities with a dashboard and what functionality these may require. It is clear that a balance between functionality and deliverability must be struck to ensure that something meaningful is delivered within a reasonable timeframe (2).Different types of benefitsThe working party has considered the features of occupational and personal pensions, defined benefit (DB) schemes (5.21), defined contribution (DC) schemes (5.25) and the state pension (3). We believe that it is essential to deliver key information around each of them in a way that is consistent but takes account of the differences between them, including the need to:
      use scheme/benefit-specific pension commencement dates (4);
      display accrued and prospective benefits at retirement in real terms (5.6, 5.20);
      display dependants’ benefits when a part of the scheme rules (5.12);
      display details of benefits in payment or already in drawdown (5.4);
      ensure that deferred DBs are revalued to a recent date (5.22);
      be clear about the level of pension increases payable using inflation linking as a default (5.17); and
      outline any options on a benefit such as tax-free pension commencement lump sum (5.8).Having included the above, the dashboard must then consider how to allow for consistency of projection of benefits to the scheme/benefit-specific pension commencement dates. For DBs, this can be achieved relatively easily in real terms by allowing merely for future accrual based on the current position and benefit structure. For DC benefits, this needs a standardised approach. After consideration of multiple options (5.25), we have recommended a simplified projection approach using a risk-based allowance for real investment growth depending on the assets held (or a risk categorisation) (5.50). This would enable the dashboard to carry out consistent projections across DC pots. In an ideal world, we recommend that benefit statements use projections aligned to this approach, too.In order to build confidence in any dashboard (and in pensions in general), consistency between benefit statements and scheme provision of information is key (8). This includes the need for dates and speed of information provision, the type of information provided and assumptions and projection approaches to be standardised.We have also considered other hybrid benefit structures that exist. Many or all of these can revert to using the approach outlined for DB, DC, or a combination of the two along with the expertise of a provider to achieve the aims of consistent dashboard provision (6).We have also tried to allow for some of the legacy or complex issues within the UK pensions landscape that we consider relevant to the provision of a usable dashboard, such as the need to include Guaranteed Annuity Rates, and the need to explain the various risks and uncertainties with both DB and DC provision (7).Future opportunities for supporting financial planningThe working party has considered the longer-term opportunities to use the dashboard to assist individuals with planning for their retirement. We recommend that the dashboard infrastructure be set up with this in mind from the beginning, even if the deployment of this type of support is a long way away (9) or even provided through third parties (10).The working party looks forward to the Department for Work and Pensions feasibility study on the dashboard (which is due for publication) and welcomes the chance to influence the shape of what has the potential to be a huge engagement opportunity for the pensions industry.
      PubDate: 2021-02-11T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S1357321720000239
      Issue No: Vol. 26 (2021)
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