Surveys and studies

You will find here all surveys, studies, reports and other research materials, that prepared by Mazars.
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Mazars 2020 C-suite barometer

In the midst of a global pandemic, a majority of business leaders still expected growth in 2021. What else do they see on the horizon?

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Banking

Banking studies
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The future of audit: market view – myths, realities and ways forward

The audit profession faces a decisive moment: market expectations are shifting, technology is empowering auditors and strengthening quality, the case for audit’s evolution is growing and a series of headline corporate failures have raised questions about the quality of service companies can expect.

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Responsible banking practices: benchmark study 2020

With Environmental, Social and Governance factors, and responsible banking practices more broadly becoming an essential focus for the banking industry, Mazars has assessed how banks are embedding sustainability into their commercial practices.

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Covid-19 and the world of private equity

08/06/2020 We have surveyed private equity firms and investors to understand the challenges, level of optimism and response strategies as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Reinsurers’ Financial Communication: 2019-2020 benchmark study

As the role of reinsurance is continuously expanding, Mazars has analysed the latest financial disclosures of the top 10 reinsurers worldwide providing a comparative view for a better understanding of their risk profile and strategy.

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Gender Balance Index 2020: Driving diversity

Gender balance in central banks is improving but progress is slow, reveals index and report from Mazars and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF).

The OMFIF Gender Balance Index tracks the presence of men and women in senior positions at central banks, sovereign funds and public pension funds. The study, now in its seventh year, scores and ranks institutions based on gender balance in their management and boards.

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TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE: THE ROLE OF BANKING REGULATION AND SUPERVISION REPORT

Mazars and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) are proud to have come together to produce a global report providing unique insight on current and upcoming financial regulatory evolutions aimed at tackling climate change. What policy adjustments are being undertaken in different jurisdictions around the world to assess and control climate risks? How are these actions likely to develop in future? Find out in our new research and get ready for radical regulatory change.

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REINSURERS’ FINANCIAL COMMUNICATION – 2019 BENCHMARK STUDY (PART I)

As the role of reinsurance is continuously expanding, Mazars has analysed the latest financial disclosures of the top 10 reinsurers worldwide providing a comparative view for a better understanding of their risk profile and strategy.

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Bancassurance in Europe - benchmark study

While bancassurance is a booming business, proper supervision of the holding entity and its subsidiaries is required in order to be well managed. It is fundamental to grant effective disclosure of key information between the banking and insurance counterparties and to harness synergies between the two. Leveraging from our strong position and expertise in the European financial services advisory market, Mazars was able to survey the bancassurance industry.

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Benchmark on key audit matters

“The purpose of communicating key audit matters is to enhance the communicative value of the auditor’s audit report by providing greater transparency about the audit that was performed.” To provide “additional information to Intended users of the financial statements, to assist them in understanding those matters, that, in the auditor’s professional judgment, were of most significance in the audit.”*

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Launch of our 2018 Global Study on AI in the Hospitality Industry

Mazars’ hospitality community, together with international experts, are pleased to launch our Global Study on AI in the Hospitality Industry.

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Benchmark Study on Reinsurers’ Financial Communication

Reinsurance, also known as the “ insurers’ insurance ”, plays a key role in the global market economy today. Several factors, such as the strengthening of capital requirements, the increasing level of significant NAT CAT events or the need for optimal coverage is increasing the need for reinsurance.

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Analysis of the Solvency and Financial Condition Reports of European Insurance and Reinsurance Entities

For the second successive year, Mazars has conducted a survey of solvency and financial condition reports. Last year’s analysis considered the reports of French companies, but this has now been extended to include 15 European entities subject to the Solvency II directive, which came into force on 1 January 2016, and has fundamentally changed the regulatory framework for European insurance companies and undertakings.

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The financial communication of insurance groups: focus on Solvency II

Over the years, financial communication has become an essential aspect of promoting the activities of large insurance groups. The exercise has particular salience this year with the arrival of the European Solvency II Directive, introducing far-reaching changes in the matter of capital requirements and risk management. Against this background, we have taken a closer look at the information available on Solvency II, the major issue in financial communication in 2015.

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