International Financial Reporting – A Long-Duration Contracts Perspective to IFRS 17

Sept. 19, 2017
Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT

This past May, after a 20-year journey, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued their final standard on accounting for insurance contracts – IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts. This webinar featured speakers from the Academy’s IFRS 17 Work Group and provides an in-depth look at this standard and what it does through a long-duration contracts perspective.
During the webinar, speakers:
  • Discuss who will be affected by these changes;
  • Provide a comparison to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles;
  • Introduce the liability models; and
  • Explain the new format of the income statement and disclosures. 
Content will cover both introductory material and include some more advanced examples.


Interested in learning more about this topic? The Academy hosted a webinar on Monday, Sept. 25, that focused on the short-duration contracts perspective. Learn more.

  • Darin Zimmerman, MAAA, FSA
    Member, IFRS 17 Work Group, Financial Reporting Committee
  • Laura Gray, MAAA, FSA 
    Member, IFRS 17 Work Group, Financial Reporting Committee
  • Michael Lockerman, MAAA, FSA, CFA
    Member, IFRS 17 Work Group, Financial Reporting Committee
  • Doug Van Dam, MAAA, FSA
    Chairperson, IFRS 17 Work Group
    Member, Financial Reporting Committee
  • Members: $75 (Discount code required.)
  • Nonmembers: $100
  • Government regulators are invited free of charge. Please contact Kristina Jackson at 202-223-8196 or


Doug Van DamDoug Van Dam is principal consultant with msg global solutions, Inc. Prior to msg, he worked for PolySystems, Inc. as chief actuary and as an appointed actuary for medium-size life and health insurance companies. Van Dam has been following the progress of IFRS 17 for the past decade. He is currently a member of the Academy’s Financial Reporting Committee and the International Actuarial Association (IAA) Insurance Accounting Education and Practice Committee working on International Actuarial Notes on IFRS 17.

Laura GrayLaura Gray is a principal in KPMG’s Actuarial & Insurance Risk practice based in Atlanta where she focuses on the life and annuity segment. She has over 20 years of insurance industry experience including product development and financial reporting at direct writers as well as consulting and auditing experience. Current areas of focus for Gray include: helping companies prepare for and implement new accounting standards, including US GAAP, IFRS and PBR, implementing and executing model risk management programs, and Actuarial Transformation initiatives.

Michael LockermanMichael Lockerman is a principal in PwC’s Actuarial Services practice in New York. He spends much of his time on emerging US GAAP and IFRS matters and otherwise focuses on financial modeling and process improvement as well as financial due diligence projects. 

Darin ZimmermanDarin Zimmerman is director of actuarial integrity with Transamerica. Over his 28-year career, Zimmerman has worked for small, medium, and large insurance companies organized as privately held, mutual and public stock. Zimmerman has also worked as a consultant and in reinsurance, and with life, health, annuity, and pension products in pricing, valuation, and risk management. Zimmerman is a past chair of the SOA Financial Reporting Section Council and a past chairperson of the Academy’s Life Financial Reporting Committee. He currently serves on the Academy’s Financial Reporting Committee. 

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