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Risk Appetite Framework for Insurance

Set functional risk limits which are consistent with your overall risk appetite
Designed to meet the needs of management as well as regulatory requirements
Implementing a Risk Appetite Framework entails setting limits on all key risks, regular monitoring of the entity’s risk profile and taking remediation actions in case of breaches. To set the limits consistently across all risks and sub-risks, a top-down approach is typically used, broadly consisting of 2 steps: Defining Risk Appetite Statements and Translating these statements into risk limits across all risks. When risk limits are breached, the entity should define remediation plans. Finalyse has the capacity and expertise to work in co-creation mode to define and implement a Risk Appetite Framework, which will rely on risk limits understood and applied by the 1st and 2nd lines of defence consistently. Such framework will be effectively integrated in your value chain.

How does Finalyse address your challenges?

The Board’s and management’s risk appetite is translated into risk limits which can be used at all levels of the company

Limits are set consistently across all key risks

The high degree of automation for monitoring the entity’s overall risk exposure makes it close to real time

Tailor-made information and metrics ensure faster remediation of risk limit breaches

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How does it work in practice?

Key Features

  1. Besides being a regulatory requirement for insurers since the introduction of Solvency II in January 2016, a Risk Appetite Framework lies at the core of risk management for insurers.
  2. Working with Finalyse on the design of a Risk Appetite Framework, you will benefit from the broad experience we have accumulated in the area of risk management. 

What Finalyse experts say

21 Nov, 2019
Like love, risk appetite is all around

Truth be told, from a regulatory perspective, there is much more of the latter going on. Risk appetite is now widely recognised to be the main maker – or breaker – of success for financial institutions. As post mortem examinations of failed companies showed, a poor definition of risk appetite potentially leads to multiple errors in the course of business, such as taking unwarranted risks, resorting to short-term funding while taking long-term commitments, or to a general lack of alignment towards risk taking within the firm. These risk management mistakes could already prove to be fatal to the organization in isolation; if they happen simultaneously within an institution, demise is most certainly unavoidable.

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26 Jul, 2020
Risk Appetite Framework and Decision Making

This article details the mechanisms governing risk decisions and the underlying complexity of using risk appetite as a component of the strategic decision.

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