Milliman announced that it has expanded its data science and artificial intelligence (AI) capability by taking on the data science consulting team of Ortec Finance.
The new team, in combination with Milliman’s existing data science competence, will continue to support its current customers with data science consultancy projects in the Benelux to generate value from their structured and unstructured data, and to advise them on their strategic journey to become data-driven. Ortec Finance will concentrate on the use of data science in their software solutions.
“Due to digitization, companies across a wide range of industries see their data volume explode. This, in combination with rapid progress in AI technology, leads to a substantial demand for consulting services in this field. We are at the forefront of the era of AI disruption,” says Raymond van Es, who will serve as Lead Data Science & AI of Milliman in the Benelux.
Peter Franken, Milliman Principal, sees it as an important step in strengthening Milliman’s predictive analytics and modelling capabilities in the Benelux. “Having Raymond and his team joining allows us to accelerate expanding our service offering outside the financial industry as well as our technical capabilities in the area of data science and predictive analytics.”
Solvency II came into effect on 1 January 2016 and introduced a number of disclosure requirements for European insurers. Under the new requirements, the majority of European insurers were required to publish detailed Solvency and Financial Condition Reports (SFCRs) for the first time in May 2017. The SFCRs contain a significant amount of information on the insurance companies, including details of their business performances, risk profiles, balance sheets and capital positions, amongst other topics. Insurers are also required to publish a great deal of quantitative information in the public Quantitative Reporting Templates (QRTs) included within the SFCRs.
One year later, the majority of the European insurers published their SFCRs for year-end 2017, providing an opportunity for more detailed comparisons among insurers over the last two years.
A new Milliman report compares the information provided in the QRTs and SFCRs to draw some conclusions about the balance sheets and risk exposures of Luxembourg insurers. The analysis focuses on the differences between 2016 and 2017.
This report by Milliman consultants summarises the Solvency and Financial Condition Reports of the main players in the life and non-life insurance business in Luxembourg. It focusses on the largest insurance entities in Luxembourg as well as some large reinsurance entities and includes an overview of the factors determining the Solvency Capital Requirement ratio.