APRA responds to 1st SDT phase

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released irs response paper and final reporting standards for Phase 1 of its multi-year superannuation data transformation (SDT), aimed at supporting improved results for member by increasing the breadth, depth and quality of APRA’s super data collection.

AMP mulls portfolio split up

AMP Ltd’s board plans a portfolio review of the Group’s assets and businesses as part of its transformation strategy to create “a simpler, leaner business”. Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and King & Wood Mallesons have been appointed AMP’s advisers to manage the review.

NDIS taskforce in large-scale insurance fraud raids

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Fraud Taskforce has raided several premises as part of an investigation into large-scale fraud allegedly committed by a western Sydney healthcare practitioner.

Members continue to empty super accounts

Super funds made payments to 129,000 members over the week ended August 2, APRA’s latest data on early release super show, bringing the total number of super member payments to about 3.9m. The total value of payments during the week was $1bn, $30.3bn overall since the scheme’s start on April 20.

Hannover Re expects major loss from Beirut explosion

It is “pretty certain” the August 4 explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut will be “a major loss” for Hannover Rück SE, S&P Global reports, quoting the reinsurer’s property and casualty head Sven Althoff.

AMP Aust boss quits

AMP Ltd has accepted the resignation of AMP Australia CEO Alex Wade and confirms Wade will step down immediately.

AMP’s earnings dive as class actions loom

AMP Ltd last Friday (July 31) provided an update on its 1H20 interim operating earnings, showing bruising effects from covid-19, including market volatility and a credit loss provision in AMP Bank.

Global covid-19-related insurance losses $29bn and growing

The running total of global covid-19 related losses, reserves and estimates reported by insurers and reinsurers to Zurich-based financial services advisory PeriStrat LLC, were $US20.75bn ($A29bn) as of July 28, according to Reinsurance News.