Moore Stephens Insurance Advisory 

The level of disruption in the Insurance Industry has highlighted insurance companies’ need for affordable, efficient and high quality advisory services.

Continuing pressure to be efficient, reduce costs and increase profitability are an ongoing challenge for the market. As the insurance sector has evolved, so has our service offering. With the breadth and depth of our insurance expertise and experience, we are ideally positioned to help our insurance clients overcome their challenges.

Who We Are 

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Francois Berry 


Francois is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa. Prior to his role at Moore Stephens, Francois headed up the non-life actuarial department of a Big 4 accounting firm, he managed the corporate actuarial department of a start-up insurance company and successfully delivered the Solvency II project of a large South African insurer. Francois’ key areas of expertise are Risk Management, Valuations, Actuarial reporting, Due Diligence Investigations and Audits.

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Liezl Berry  

Liezl is a South African Chartered Accountant. After completing her articles, Liezl worked in the Financial Services industry for over 8 years before starting an Insurance Consulting business. Liezl has extensive insurance industry experience having worked in Technical Accounting, Financial and Regulatory Reporting and Internal Audit specialist roles. Liezl also has private equity experience where she fulfilled the role of Fund Accountant. Liezl’s key areas of expertise are Risk Consulting, Financial and Regulatory Reporting and Strategic Consulting. 

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Matthew Visser

Matthew is a South African Chartered Accountant. Matthew has extensive Advisory, Corporate Finance and Assurance experience having provided professional services to listed and unlisted entities, both locally and abroad, for over ten years. Matthew worked in the Risk Consulting division of a Big 4 accounting firm in Australia for a period of 3 years, before returning to South Africa. Matthew’s key areas of expertise are Risk Consulting and M&A Transaction Support. 

Focused on Insurance

Insurance companies are at the dawn of a new era where managing risk and capital, driven by risk-based regulations, is not only becoming mandatory but vital for the lifeline of individual firms competing in an ever-changing risk and regulatory environment. Today’s insurance executives face a daunting array of risk information arising from volatile financial markets, regulatory changes, weather and environmental impacts, technology updates, global skilled resource shifts and other changes. 
 
We believe that understanding risk quantitatively and qualitatively should not be the sole domain of a select few working in the ‘engine rooms’, but a core capability of all insurance management teams.

Our advisory service is thus aimed at assisting management to answer and appreciate the following questions

  • How do we meet our strategic goals as insurance firms, whilst remaining true to our core business activity of taking on risks?  
  • How do we manage our financial stability and profitability in line with our aims of sound risk and capital management? 

What We Offer

Whatever area you are in, we have the expertise and the experience to truly add value to your business.

Our services, designed specifically for insurance, include the following

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Actuarial Services

Moore Stephens provides a full spectrum of actuarial advice and support, which incorporates advanced business practices and market leading technology, to deliver a range of actuarial and analytical solutions encompassing all areas ranging from pricing to reserving to business planning, forecasting and stochastic modelling, and capital and financial modelling. 

Corporate Governance

Insurance businesses are increasingly required to demonstrate effective corporate governance to meet the high expectations of all their stakeholders and to comply with best practices and regulation.  We provide ongoing and discrete support, helping clients to establish and maintain the corporate governance and risk management frameworks and processes they need.

Internal Audit 

A critical element of good corporate governance is ensuring that procedures and controls are operating effectively across all operations.  Internal audit provides assurance and identifies areas of improvement within key operations of the business, empowering management to enhance performance.

Regulatory Compliance 

Our regulatory and compliance experts help clients with applications for authorisation or varying of permissions, supervisory issues, prudential matters, regulatory reporting and ad-hoc requirements. 

Risk and Capital 

Risk management is central to the insurance world. Businesses need to have effective structures and systems to manage risks which align to business objectives and strategies and are embedded in the organisation. Our team of experts work with you to design and implement the required processes and advise on the impact on your capital requirements.  

Financial Reporting 

As a significant global accountancy firm, we are experienced in assisting clients with their financial reporting requirements. We are in an excellent position to advise clients on the application of IFRS and their regulatory reporting needs.  

Transaction Support 

Moore Stephens Insurance Advisory, together with our Corporate Finance team, work on a wide variety of transaction support services across the insurance market, providing due diligence and transaction support services to both buyers and sellers. 

RuleBook 

Moore Stephens’ software programme, RuleBook, provides an unique strategic tool for the creation, maintenance and execution of complex rules. This centralised programme fills a gap too often left by traditional spreadsheet solutions. The tool can be applied to a variety of applications within finance, actuarial and pricing disciplines and, moreover, is designed to be flexible and easy to use. Combining a world class solution with local business knowledge means that Moore Stephens provides confidence through competence, enabling your business to improve efficiency and effectiveness.