Analysts, Insurers At Odds Over New Standards

Law360, New York (February 2, 2010, 4:55 PM EST) -- Against the backdrop of regulatory reform, insurers are facing added scrutiny over information reported to investors in financial documents, with securities analysts calling for more clarity in the filings.

The analysts may get their wish in the coming weeks with the release of new draft standards from the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board covering the reporting of policy cash flows and risk expectations — an area for which analysts say information is currently deficient.

While several large insurers have shown support...
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