March 13, 2023
Advice: Back to a better future
The recommendations of the Quality of Advice Review will force large institutions back to the table on advice and re-define digital advice models. While the Review does little to address the cost or availability of comprehensive advice, the potential flow-on implications for customer-facing channels should not be underestimated.
March 8, 2023
Global Trends & Performance
Our global perspectives on the P&C reinsurance industry are drawn from the feedback of more than 2,000 insurance executives and reinsurance brokers (P&C Re Study 2022; February-June 2022) as well as our broader industry activity and networks. Repricing at the 1/1/2023 renewal, as anticipated by insurers (although not in its extent), has produced something for a reset for the industry heading into 2023.
December 12, 2022
Global Brand Rankings: Asset Management
Brand quality is a critical element of asset manager propositions, offering a relevant customer-centred dimension in a performance-dominated world. A reputable brand can deliver competitive differentiation and embody trust, although also places a responsibility that managers live up to expectations.
November 30, 2022
Advice. A second chance for banks
The underlying competitive advantages enjoyed by banks, coupled with changing regulatory settings could combine to enable the previously unthinkable, the (sensible) return of Australian banks to retail advice.
November 21, 2022
Outsized capabilities, outsized impact
The effects of climate change are increasingly evident. Who better than re/insurers – blessed with the advantages of data, expertise, and balance sheets – to play an outsized role in driving broad-based adaptation to changing global climate, as well as the transition to net zero?
October 10, 2022
Pricing strategies for an emerging normal
Medical schemes generated excess reserves during the pandemic, most intending to return these to members in future years. The approach taken to giving back by individual medical schemes could significantly impact their near-term competitiveness and sustainability.