Keep up with what’s been happening this week in our latest actuary news round-up…

FRC announces major review of how climate risk is reported

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) which regulates actuaries, auditors and accountants has announced that it would review how companies and auditors assess and report on the impact of climate change. This is to determine the quality of climate risk reporting from a sample of company documents.

Zurich to expand cyber protection by teaming up with global security specialist as risks grow

Zurich has teamed up with cyber security company CYE to offer businesses the help to define and deploy effective cyber-risk management programs; which will help shield businesses against the growing risks of cyber attacks.

CNA announces retirement of executive vice-president and chief actuary

CNA Financial has declared the retirement of its executive vice-president and chief actuary, Larry Haefner, who will retire by the end of the year. In light of Haefner’s retirement the company has names Robert Hopper to take on Haefner’s role and he will be in charge of leading CAN’s reserving, pricing, and other actuarial activities of the company across the globe.

Pension fund investors to hold firms to account on climate change suggests PLSA

The Pensions and Lifetime Saving Association (PLSA) has said in its updated Stewardship Guide and Voting Guidelines that pension fund investors must be prepared to hold the companies in which they invest accountable on how well they manage climate change risks.

PMI launch accreditation programme

The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) have announced the launch of APTitude ‘Accreditation for Professional Trustees’; the accreditation programme which was designed to build credibility and raise governance standards across the pensions industry.

Willis Towers Watson: Renewable energy industry taking on new challenges

Willis Towers Watson has launched a new report that takes a critical look at the renewable energy market, noting that the industry is facing “several new realities” at the beginning of the decade.

TransRe partners with Allphins to launch energy reinsurance platform

Global reinsurer TransRe has partnered with energy firm InsurTech firm, Allphins, to create data analytics platform for offshore energy reinsurance business.

Pension schemes slammed for ‘thin and non-committal’ climate change policies

Pension scheme trustees are failing to comply with their investment duties on climate change, according to a new report.

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