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IFRS 17 Solutions


IFRS 17 brings some very specific challenges for insurers’ finance and actuarial teams, not the least of which is to produce numbers and analyses ever quicker, with greater transparency, and with more controls and granularity. But it also provides a unique opportunity to review and update the technology, processes and people used for financial reporting.

Insurance system and process evolution has often taken place in a piecemeal fashion, in isolation from other business considerations. IFRS 17 provides a catalyst to take a step back, and to review the people, processes and technologies that will be needed not only to deliver a successful IFRS 17 implementation, but to position the business for the future.

How we can help

Willis Towers Watson is uniquely placed to help both Life and property and casualty (P&C) insurers interpret and implement the new accounting standard. We combine specialist knowledge, with unique technology tools and unrivalled depth of capabilities to deliver a range of IFRS services.

Our IFRS 17 consultancy support

We are totally immersed in the key technical financial issues of IFRS 17, such as the complexities of the contractual service margin (CSM), and help you identify where gaps in your ability to respond exist, be they related to data, systems, processes or people. But, as insurance specialists, we’ll also help you understand the wider business impacts and implications – and help you to manage these to continue to present your business in the best light possible.

What we believe makes us different from most other IFRS 17 consultants you could choose is that we don’t walk away at this point. Where we really come in to our own is implementing in a very practical way what’s needed to achieve your goals. 

Our state-of-the-art technology solutions, developed specifically for the insurance sector, play a big part in that.

Our technology solutions

We’ve created a suite of IFRS 17 technology solutions, based on our proven software products, to meet the market’s diverse needs. 

They share a modular approach, so you can take what you need and tailor a solution to your situation, and integrate it with existing models and processes.  

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    IFRS 17 Enterprise Solution

    The enterprise solution uses high levels of automation, in a governed and auditable Willis Towers Watson Unify workflow environment, to receive source information and deliver the key IFRS 17 numbers. A modular, building block approach gives the flexibility to integrate with the systems you already have, including downstream accounting systems.


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    ResQ Financial Reporter

    ResQ Financial Reporter is a calculation and data management tool that enables P&C insurers to carry out the measurement and reporting of insurance contracts under IFRS 17 by applying either the general measurement model (building block approach), or the simplified model (premium allocation approach).


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    IFRS 17 Engine

    The IFRS 17 engine, which also forms part of the Enterprise Solution, performs the CSM calculation, including group/cohort discounting, a risk adjustment based on the cost of capital, and roll-forwards and profit and loss releases, to meet the requirements for the ledgers and for disclosure. CSM calculation results are also stored for future reporting cycles.

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