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Workplace Megatrends – The future of the workplace and the implication for financial services

Workplace Megatrends – The future of the workplace and the implication for financial services

6 June 2017

Natanje Holt Download the ‘Workplace Megatrends’ whitepaper here The snowballing pace of change in technology and the constant streaming of information are fundamentally changing the shape of our future workplaces. Certain trends such as the evolving needs of the workforce, the shifting role of governments and intermediaries, and the impact of an ageless workforce, all point to... MORE

Passivity is no longer an option – the industry needs to work with customers to cultivate the right type of behaviour

Passivity is no longer an option – the industry needs to work with customers to cultivate the right type of behaviour

30 May 2017

Freddie Findlater While AE can be seen as a great success, with only 10% opted out, increased contributions which come in from next year, will demand a different strategy altogether. Until now, inertia has been the order of the day, but the government’s nudge department, together with the industry are going to have to work together to... MORE

The politics of pensions

The politics of pensions

28 May 2017

Jonathan Wileman As with everything, it seems, in modern life, pensions is politics.  There ought to be consensus across the political parties on the importance of everyone’s long term financial future and how to achieve it, but the different sides seem further apart than ever before. Throughout the developed world, we are getting older and living longer. ... MORE

Superannuation Megatrends – The 10 trends reshaping the industry

Superannuation Megatrends – The 10 trends reshaping the industry

15 May 2017

Scott Kendall   Download the ‘Superannuation Megatrends’ whitepaper   In the digital age, Australian super funds are facing profound changes on multiple fronts that are transforming superannuation as we know it. Demographically, the membership base of super funds is becoming more diverse and broadly distributed than ever before. As a result of compulsory employer contributions, new job... MORE

Why integral workflow systems shouldn’t be ruled out against a Business Process Management system

Why integral workflow systems shouldn’t be ruled out against a Business Process Management system

4 May 2017

Simon James Having worked in the Business Process Management (BPM) industry for nearly 20 years, primarily for software vendors, you inherit a number of preconceptions.  One of those preconceptions is that all internal/integral workflow systems are inferior to an external BPM system. This preconception is born from the fact that there is no set definition for what... MORE

The digital life insurance myth

The digital life insurance myth

28 April 2017

David Loader In a Digital Age, consumer expectations for more sophisticated digital experiences is only increasing. Within the life insurance industry however, the lag in digital adoption by life insurers generally has meant an inability to provide a pure digital life insurance offering. It’s called the digital life insurance myth, where many ‘digital’ life insurance offerings today... MORE

Bravura wins ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Eureka! – Best Innovation’ awards at the Pensions Dashboard TechSprint

Bravura wins ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Eureka! – Best Innovation’ awards at the Pensions Dashboard TechSprint

18 April 2017

Freddie Findlater Bravura were delighted to be part of the team to win two of the four awards on offer: ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Eureka – Best Innovation’ for its ‘Act Your Age’ financial age comparison tool, at the 24 hour Pensions Dashboard TechSprint event held over the 12th and 13th of April. The first award was voted... MORE

Building a CIPR world – are super funds ready?

Building a CIPR world – are super funds ready?

15 March 2017

Scott Kendall Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement (CIPRs) stand to transform Australia’s underdeveloped post-retirement space. They represent an opportunity to tackle longevity risk and increase retirement income. To deliver these benefits super funds need to develop new offerings and ready themselves operationally to deliver these new innovative retirement income solutions to retirees.  Developing products that can balance... MORE

The pensions dashboard should be an effective tool to tackle the savings gap – as long as it’s personalised

The pensions dashboard should be an effective tool to tackle the savings gap – as long as it’s personalised

10 March 2017

Natanje Holt With a prototype of the pensions dashboard due in March 2017, thoughts are turning to what this could look like. The stated aim of the project is to create a workable dashboard that allows users to view all their pensions in one place. But with such a proliferation and variety of users, a one size... MORE

Chinese FinTech – Hong Kong Fund Management’s Goliath at the Gates

Chinese FinTech – Hong Kong Fund Management’s Goliath at the Gates

7 March 2017

Paul Treanor Hong Kong’s US$2.3 trillion fund management industry has fallen behind in terms of Financial Technology (“FinTech”) driven automation and online offerings. This restricts market growth and results in higher investor costs. For Hong Kong funds, the fax machine is still King and a significant FinTech gap now exists between Hong Kong and Mainland China. The... MORE