December 12, 2022
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 differentiation from competitors and embodies trust, although also conveys a responsibility that managers live up to expectations.
November 30, 2022
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
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
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.
September 27, 2022
There’s been a lot said over the past few years about “rise of the (superannuation) titans”. ‘The Titans’, having now well and truly risen, and with the contributing industry and regulatory conditions generally well understood, we thought it worth a discussion on what comes next.
September 13, 2022
Advice propositions today are largely based on providing consumers with comprehensive advice (considering a wide range of the consumer’s financial needs, circumstances and products) on an ongoing basis and consumers have either accepted that or not engaged at all.