Wisereach work with Lloyd's on strategic compliance initiative

Written by  Brian Browne
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Wisereach assisted a leading City corporation on a strategic governance initiative to identify changes required to meet future regulatory compliance. Utilising a structured approach and our in-depth industry knowledge we worked together with the client's own subject matter experts to identify and recommend a number of performance, compliance and knowledge management improvements to meet the requirements with minimal impact to their existing methodology.

Lloyd’s, the world’s leading insurance market, approached Wisereach when they identified a need for assistance on their Performance Data Project.  Lloyd’s internal project team had been tasked with reviewing the data currently captured from market participants to evaluate whether it is relevant and up-to-date and whether it will be sufficient to accommodate the likely requirements of Solvency II.

Wisereach provided a dedicated project management capability and structured approach utilising a number of techniques to open up discussion and debate and then to close down the agreement on the way forward. 

Utilising in-depth industry experience and knowledge Wisereach also provided a viewpoint from the perspective of the Managing Agent to assess the systems and process impact of any potential changes.  

The project team evaluated and refined Lloyd’s robust framework, which supports the key strategic objectives of underwriter performance management via a number of activities relating to the approval of syndicate business plans and the subsequent monitoring thereof.  The team also worked closely with Solvency II practitioners to identify the likely data changes that may be required to achieve compliance.

Lloyd’s uses existing data collected via the Core Market Returns system to approve and monitor syndicate business plans to support the overall performance of the Lloyd’s franchise.  Defining a concrete set of recommended improvements was problematic because the Solvency II requirements are still being finalised but Wisereach were able to use their experience of similar regulatory requirements in the financial sector to work with Lloyd’s to identify the most likely areas for change.
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The results indicated that more detailed data is likely to be required in order for Lloyd’s and the market as a whole to comply with Solvency II.

The exact nature of the additional requirements and the mechanism that will be used to collect the data is yet to be finalised.  Lloyd’s wishes to minimise any increased reporting burden and is therefore looking to only collect additional data where absolutely necessary.

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