Towers Watson Develops Financial Modeling Application for Canadian Property/Casualty Insurers

Application will provide Canadian insurers with improved understanding of risk and management of capital

Toronto, ON (Oct. 1, 2015) – Global professional services company Towers Watson has announced the development of an application within its Igloo financial modeling suite specifically tailored for property & casualty insurers in Canada. This application is designed to help Canadian insurers efficiently use comprehensive, full-function models to help better manage risk and capital based on International Financial Reporting Standards in Canada, or on an economic basis.

The application’s core engine provides end-to-end functionality, which includes economic drivers, reserves, underwriting, reinsurance, assets, financials and capital-setting allocation. It also has a direct link to Towers Watson ResQ reserving software to better link capital modeling and reserving decisions. In addition, the application includes parameterization tools, and a suite of user-friendly reports and tools that help enhance companies’ understanding of risk volatility, as well as monitoring and reporting.

“The Igloo Canadian modeling application makes it much easier for Canadian P&C insurers to get up to speed quickly,” said Towers Watson’s Pierre Laurin, Canadian P&C practice leader. “Having a Canadian-specific module in addition to the U.S., U.K. and general library of modules allows P&C insurers to quickly realize the full benefits from their models for business planning, strategy development and enterprise risk management in a Canadian context.”

Igloo is available in a variety of editions. The Express and Compact editions are designed for companies that want a convenient entry point, while the Enterprise edition is intended for companies that want a robust and fully customizable modeling environment using an enterprise-grade parallel computing solution with database, and data control and audit capabilities.

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