Covid-19: Modelled scenarios for Covid-19 in Victoria and New South Wales

Our goal is to share regular updates to modelled scenarios for the potential development of Covid-19 in Australia (specifically, Victoria and New South Wales). Last updated: 23rd September 2020 Next update: 30th September 2020 Background Our data analytics teams operate a multi-state model to generate scenarios for the potential development of the Covid-19 pandemic across …

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Covid-19 Actuarial Modelling of the Pandemic – South Africa

NMG Consulting created a multi-state actuarial model forecasting COVID-19 cases to help understand changes over the long term implications of the pandemic in South Africa and updates it weekly to reflect latest information from studies on the disease progression. For further details on our methodology and to view our latest modelling for South Africa, download …

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The Financial Adviser Opportunities for DFMs

With growing competition between model portfolio providers, what can discretionary fund managers do to position themselves more competitively among financial advisers The Growth of Model Portfolios Model portfolios are an important part of the UK independent financial adviser channel, accounting for around 45% of advised client assets, with a further 15% of assets sitting within …

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Covid-19: Second wave scenarios for Victoria and New South Wales

As many countries around the world continue to grapple with their first wave of infections, our nearest neighbour New Zealand appears to have suppressed the virus, and one could be forgiven for hoping that Australia would be able to emulate their success. Notwithstanding the scenario that I discussed in my previous article around a potential …

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When it comes to advisor support during COVID-19, a few asset managers and recordkeepers are pulling ahead

Still an opportunity to stand out Asset managers and recordkeepers have done a good job of helping DC advisors manage the impact COVID-19 is having on their practices. Both groups have been responsive to advisors, which is absolutely critical. Market volatility communications are, by and large, seen as effective. If there is anything to take …

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NMG Corporate Giving Program – Charity Challenge

About the Charity Challenge Every year, we host the Charity Challenge, a group-wide approach to charitable giving which originated in 2010 to combine NMGers’ love of sport with an already strong social conscience felt by many across the group. The money raised by all NMG employees around the world provides the most basic needs of …

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In-force management, a strategic priority for advisors and insurers during COVID-19

With the unprecedented number of layoffs across Canada due to COVID-19, many within the group benefits industry are concerned. Our recent feedback from group insurance advisors suggests that this concern is widespread, particularly in regard to client related staff layoff and affordability challenges. The consequential result will be a fall in group benefits revenues and …

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