European Embedded Value (EEV) basis results

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Description of EEV basis reporting

In broad terms, IFRS profits for long-term business reflect the aggregate of results on a traditional accounting basis. By contrast, embedded value is a way of reporting the value of the life insurance business.

The European Embedded Value principles were published by the CFO Forum of major European insurers in October 2005. The principles provide consistent definitions, a framework for setting actuarial assumptions and an approach to the underlying methodology and disclosures.

Results prepared under the EEV principles capture the discounted value of future profits expected to arise from the current book of long-term business. The results are prepared by projecting cash flows, by product, using best estimate assumptions for all relevant factors. Furthermore, in determining these expected profits full allowance is made for the risks attached to their emergence and the associated cost of capital, and takes into account recent experience in assessing likely future persistency, mortality and expenses. Further details are explained in note 15.

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