Category Archives: General Insurance

IFRS 17: The Road so Far

Premium Magazine: May 2020 By Noman Zafar and Raghav Ohri The recent deferral by another year pushes the IFRS 17 implementation date to 1 January 2023 and is a relief to overburdened insurers, many of whom are firefighting to align …

Machine Learning: “Pricing” the Way Forward

This presentation, given at the Technical Issues in General Insurance (TIGI) Conference in April 2019, explores Machine Learning in Insurance Pricing. While stochastic models such as GLM’s have shown promise, there are shortcomings to such models. For instance, these models …

Fraud Detection: How can Machine Learning Help?

An insurance company processes millions of claims, knowing that some of these might be fraudulent. Fraudulent claims that get paid out can cause insurance companies unnecessary and sometimes massive losses. One question that is often posed, and one that is …

IFRS 17 project

Overview of the Region With the launch of International Financial Reporting Standard no 17 (“IFRS 17”) by the IASB in 2017, there has been a sense of urgency from regulatory bodies globally towards feasible adoption approaches. One of the main …

Solvency II, ERM

Experience is Key Lux is a key partner to more than 20 companies in various EU jurisdictions in assisting in the implementation of Solvency II  and ERM in an efficient and value adding manner. Our involvement spans all three pillars …

Financial Condition Reporting project

Change for the better Lux started working with this UAE based insurer early 2017, when major changes to the Company began. At the time Lux became the Appointed Actuary, the client was effectively insolvent, the business was performing poorly, and …

Quota Share optimisation project

Quota Share optimisation for Solvency purposes A company, under capital strain due to fast premium growth, asked us to consider what proportion of their motor portfolio should be ceded to minimise risk of falling below capital requirements, while still retaining …

Reserving project

Boardroom Battle We performed reserving for all lines of business for a UAE based insurer as per the requirement of the Insurance Authority (“IA”). The report is not a requirement for reserving unless it is a year-end exercise, but as …

Machine Learning – Applications to Insurance Pricing

 Introduction Say you’ve just received data for motor insurance pricing for a new company. You want to model claim counts, but you’re not quite sure what rating factors really affect counts just by looking at the data, because there’s 2 …