Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's is hosting a week of courses starting on 1 November focused on understanding credit risk of life and non-life insurers.
It is the fifth year the courses are offered in this way, and the company says IFAs are very much a target audience, along with insurers, actuaries, reinsurers, insurance brokers and underwriters.
Topics covered include:
These topics are also linked in to regulatory issues, such as the switch to realistic reporting, and stochastic modelling, which are supposed to offer those looking at insurance companies a better understanding of their financial strengths.
Participants will learn how to use information that is both publicly available, such as published accounts, and data from confidential sources to analyse risk associated with individual companies.
Execution of analysis will be encouraged through work-study groups, bringing out arguments for conclusions that will be benchmarked against S&P’s own analysis.
Participants can choose to attend all courses through the week or pick and choose select ones depending on the depth of study they wish to pursue.
For more information, including pricing, contact Philipa Watts in the S&P Training Department on 020-7176-3600, or email [email protected].IFAonline
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