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BearingPoint’s Solvency II Reporting Solution Chosen by Swiss Re

Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint (www.bearingpoint.com) announced today the signing of a major contract with Swiss Re for the implementation and use of BearingPoint’s ABACUS/Solvency II reporting solution.

This standard software package will enable comprehensive regulatory reporting in accordance with the new EU Solvency II requirements.

This solution is built on BearingPoint’s ABACUS platform that is widely used in European countries to address Basel II requirements. It offers data collection, validation, preparation and Solvency II supervisory reporting (both quantitative and qualitative), and comes pre-configured with business logic to help reduce an insurer’s investment in software development and implementation.

ABACUS/Solvency II will be deployed across the Swiss Re operating entities that are subject to Solvency II requirements. The contract covers license fees, consulting/implementation support and yearly maintenance.

Réjean Besner, Swiss Re Managing Director and Solvency II Program Manager, commented: “Choosing an established, reliable solution reduces both risk and the total cost of ownership for Swiss Re.”

Patrick Maeder, Partner and firm-wide Insurance Segment Leader at BearingPoint, added: “Through its ongoing ABACUS enhancements, BearingPoint is demonstrating its commitment to work closely with insurers and regulators to stay at the forefront of regulatory reporting technology and expertise.”

BearingPoint’s pan-European reporting solution offers a number of additional benefits to insurers: flexible data consolidation across complex IT landscapes, statutory and management reporting functions, multi-language capability, as well as a Europe-wide network of Solvency II consultants.

Furthermore, revisions due to regulatory changes are performed once centrally within ABACUS, thereby helping insurers avoid the need for continuous adaptations and testing in-house. This feature is appealing not only to global players such as Swiss Re, but also to small and mid-size insurers across Europe who otherwise face the cost and risks of trying to ‘go it alone’.

About BearingPoint

BearingPoint delivers business consulting with management and technology capabilities. As an independent firm with European roots and global reach BearingPoint serves leading companies and public sector organisations world-wide to align and optimise processes, IT and operating models with business strategy. Driven by a strong entrepreneurial mindset and desire to create long-term partnerships, BearingPoint’s consultants are committed to delivering excellence and value to their clients. The firm’s approach to working with clients is highly collaborative and designed to improve business performance, from strategy through to execution. BearingPoint currently employs 3,500 people in 15 countries.

For more information, please visit: www.bearingpoint.com

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing direct and working through brokers, its global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients. From standard products to tailor-made coverage across all lines of business, Swiss Re deploys its capital strength, expertise and innovation power to enable the risk-taking upon which enterprise and progress in society depend. Founded in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1863, Swiss Re serves clients through a network of over 60 offices globally and is rated "AA-" by Standard & Poor's, "A1" by Moody's and "A+" by A.M. Best. Registered shares in the Swiss Re Group holding company, Swiss Re Ltd, are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and trade under the symbol SREN.

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