Whitepapers & round tables

We pride ourselves on being thought leaders in the financial services and technology spaces. We pen whitepapers and other educational documents, as well as hosting and participating in industry round tables. Our whitepapers and the transcripts from the round tables we host are available for download below.

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

Whitepaper by Natanje Holt - Business Development Manager, EMEA

In this whitepaper, released in June 2017, Natanje Holt, Business Development Manager EMEA identifies the nine major trends that are going to reshape the future of the workplace, and analyse the role that financial services and technology will play within this.

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Superannuation Megatrends – The 10 trends reshaping the industry

Superannuation Megatrends – The 10 trends reshaping the industry

Whitepaper by Scott Kendall - Product Manager, Superannuation

In this whitepaper, released in May 2017, Scott Kendall, Product Manager, Superannuation identifies the 10 major trends that Australian superannuation funds cannot afford to ignore in the years ahead. He outlines the trends reshaping the industry and the role modern technology systems play in supporting funds to adapt and respond to achieve future business success.

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Reimagining group life insurance

Reimagining group life insurance

Roundtable in partnership with Financial Standard

In February 2017, Bravura Solutions and a panel of industry experts from Australia's life insurance and superannuation sectors participated in a roundtable to discuss how life insurers and superannuation funds can more effectively collaborate to improve the group life insurance offering provided to their members. Key topics covered include customer engagement and how to streamline integration between life insurers and super funds to improve pricing and service.

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Life Insurance Megatrends – The 10 trends reshaping the industry

Life Insurance Megatrends – The 10 trends reshaping the industry

Whitepaper by David Loader - Product Manager, Life Insurance

In this whitepaper, released in February 2017, David Loader, Product Manager, Life Insurance identifies the key future social and technology trends that are going to radically transform the industry. He outlines key strategies available to platform providers to ensure they remain relevant, can fend off disruption and thrive.

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The Australian wealth management industry – 2020 and beyond

The Australian wealth management industry – 2020 and beyond

Whitepaper by Darren Stevens – Director, Product Management & Strategy

In this whitepaper, released in August 2015, Darren Stevens, Director, Product Management & Strategy identifies the key future social and technology trends that are going to radically transform the industry over the next five to 10 years. He outlines key strategies available to platform providers to ensure they remain relevant, can fend off disruption and thrive.

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Top social and technology changes and their impact on the SMSF sector

Top social and technology changes and their impact on the SMSF sector

Whitepaper by Darren Stevens – Director, Product Management & Strategy

In this whitepaper, released in July 2015, Darren Stevens, Director, Product Management & Strategy explains how social change and technology are driving the evolution of superannuation platforms. He identifies and explains the five key trends having the greatest impact on the sector. The whitepaper also explores their implications for SMSFs and for the providers of services to SMSFs.

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Exceeding Expectations of Tomorrow’s Wealth Management Customers

Exceeding Expectations of Tomorrow’s Wealth Management Customers

Round table in partnership with FST Media

In May 2015, Bravura Solutions and a panel of industry experts from Australia’s superannuation and wealth management sectors discussed the best strategies for managing and meeting the expectations of tomorrow’s customers. Download the report to read how innovation, simplicity, holistic services and re-platforming are some of the key ingredients for future success in wealth management.

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Top 10 trends in the superannuation industry – Why funds must bite the system modernisation bullet

Top 10 trends in the superannuation industry – Why funds must bite the system modernisation bullet

Whitepaper by Darren Stevens – Director, Product Management & Strategy

In this whitepaper, released in November 2014, Darren Stevens, Director, Product Management & Strategy, identifies 10 major trends in the Australian superannuation industry. He assesses their future impact on the sector and explains why funds must ‘bite the bullet’ and modernise their superannuation administration systems to remain sustainable and competitive in the marketplace.

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The evolution of KiwiSaver

The evolution of KiwiSaver

Discussion paper

In September 2014, two years after we hosted an executive round table on KiwiSaver, we revisited some of the original participants to hear their current thoughts on KiwiSaver’s progress and its place in the New Zealand savings landscape. Topics canvassed included: Do the default arrangements represent the best approach; has member education and communication improved; what role is mobile and online service delivery playing in better connecting with members; how do stakeholders view the continuation of the conservative portfolio structure; what are the key challenges facing providers; and, finally, how successful has KiwiSaver been in helping New Zealanders to plan and contribute to their retirement savings?

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Keeping ahead of the super curve amid regulatory change and market convergence

Keeping ahead of the super curve amid regulatory change and market convergence

Round table in partnership with FST Media

In June 2014, Bravura Solutions and a panel of industry experts from Australia’s superannuation sector discussed how evolving regulation and market dynamics are likely to increase competition. Industry consolidation, digitalisation, winning operating models, changing member expectations and the potential for partnering with competitors were key topics also covered.

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Life insurance snapshot: 10 industry trends shaping the landscape

Life insurance snapshot: 10 industry trends shaping the landscape

Whitepaper by Darren Stevens, Director - Strategy

In this whitepaper, released in April 2014, Director – Strategy, Darren Stevens takes us through the ten trends shaping the life insurance industry today, and explains how letting go of legacy is key to future success.

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Optimising Member Engagement in the Evolving MySuper Environment

Optimising Member Engagement in the Evolving MySuper Environment

Round table in partnership with FST Media

In May 2013, Bravura Solutions and a panel of industry experts from Australia’s financial services sector discussed methods for optimising member engagement in superannuation amidst the developing MySuper environment.

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Kiwisaver: The Next Five Years – Staying in the Game

Kiwisaver: The Next Five Years – Staying in the Game

Round table in partnership with FST Media

In September 2012, Bravura Solutions and a panel of industry experts from New Zealand’s top wealth management companies discussed trends and emerging patterns in the management of New Zealand’s superannuation and wealth markets.

To hear what some of the original participants thought two years later, download the discussion paper entitled 'The evolution of KiwiSaver'.

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Unlocking the Hidden Value in Financial Institutions

Unlocking the Hidden Value in Financial Institutions

Whitepaper by Roland Slee, Managing Director, APAC

In this whitepaper released on the 28 August 2012, entitled "Unlocking the hidden value in financial institutions", Roland Slee Bravura Solutions Managing Director, APAC explores how financial institutions can achieve customer expectations and unlock opportunities through modern, open, agile technology systems.

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Driving Change Through Innovation in SMSF Offerings

Driving Change Through Innovation in SMSF Offerings

Round table in partnership with FST Media

In May 2012, Bravura Solutions and a panel of industry experts reviewed the rapid growth in SMSFs, how the landscape will evolve in Australia’s changing superannuation market and the impact that regulation will have on administration, product delivery and innovation.

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