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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

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

The silos stopping providers from innovating

The silos stopping providers from innovating

14 February 2017

Natanje Holt The pensions industry in the UK has undergone some of the most profound changes in a generation as successive governments have taken steps to encourage greater saving to prevent real hardship in old age. Changes to the way pension pots can be accessed, the scrapping of compulsory annuities and changes to the state pension all... MORE

Life Insurance Megatrends – The 10 trends reshaping the industry

9 February 2017

David Loader Download the ‘Life Insurance Megatrends’ whitepaper In an increasingly digitised world, the ability to deliver engaging, highly personalised offerings to customers at low cost will prove vital for Australian life insurers in the years ahead. Fast growing demand for innovative and targeted insurance products and services, largely driven by millennials, has highlighted the importance of... MORE

Failure not an option for the pensions dashboard

Failure not an option for the pensions dashboard

1 February 2017

Freddie Findlater In an industry often criticised for its reluctance to embrace technology, the decision by a group of large providers to create a pensions dashboard is an admission that digitalisation is no longer negotiable. Digitally savvy consumers, comfortable using technology in their everyday lives, are demanding more from financial services, but the fragmented nature of pension... MORE

HK-China Mutual Recognition of Funds –  Slow start belies market potential

HK-China Mutual Recognition of Funds – Slow start belies market potential

20 January 2017

Paul Treanor After a somewhat bumpy start, the Hong Kong–China Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme – the first agreement of its kind with Mainland China – is slowly gaining momentum. Introduced in July 2015, the new regulatory scheme provides mutual funds in Hong Kong (HK) and Mainland China with cross-border mobility for the first time. Under... MORE