Reporting and Analysis

Cathy Hampson, Gus Ortega

INTRODUCTION

However well a company’s risk-and-control framework is performing in preventing losses and keeping risk within a risk tolerance or appetite, unless people know how it is performing, the wrong decisions could be made. The value of good reporting and the associated analysis that goes with it is that people can quickly determine the key points and make relevant decisions. In this chapter, we will explore the attributes of good reporting through solid, reliable, foundational data and analysis that differentiate one company from another. In terms of the insurance industry, we will look at the additional types of statutory reporting required that distinguish the industry from investment banking.

However, there are many overlaps in quality reporting aspects, and good-quality reporting shares characteristics that span industries. The chapter is divided into two sections: “Reporting” and “Analysis”. Under “Reporting”, we further differentiate between external and internal reporting and use regulatory examples from the USA and the UK.

Reporting is a means of communication between the company and the outside world. It may be that the regulator wants that communication to

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