insurers

Roundtables

Group insurance technology: where it is and where it needs to be

The economic downturn might have spurred a recent surge in new policies, but underinsurance remains a chronic problem in Australia. It isn’t helped by the clunky application process still provided by many group insurance vendors. Too many super fund members are getting part of the way into purchasing cover before being deterred by lengthy forms […]
Roundtables

Group insurance technology: where it is and where it needs to be

The economic downturn might have spurred a recent surge in new policies, but underinsurance remains a chronic problem in Australia. It isn’t helped by the clunky application process still provided by many group insurance vendors. Too many super fund members are getting part of the way into purchasing cover before being deterred by lengthy forms […]
Opinion

Re-inspire members with group-think

Group insurance has typically been a bit of an afterthought for super funds. Sure, the insurance sub-committee members have long been immersed in it. Adjudicating in family squabbles over death benefit payments, for example, can be an emotionally-wrenching task not often associated with the work of a trustee. But for the most part, the insurance […]
Opinion

Re-inspire members with group-think

Group insurance has typically been a bit of an afterthought for super funds. Sure, the insurance sub-committee members have long been immersed in it. Adjudicating in family squabbles over death benefit payments, for example, can be an emotionally-wrenching task not often associated with the work of a trustee. But for the most part, the insurance […]
Hedge Funds

Turning tables on insurers for a premium return

Insurance – it’s everywhere. We all use it. Someone makes money from it, and it might as well be institutional investors and their clients, writes KATE WILKIE, a product specialist in Credit Suisse Asset Management’s alternatives solutions business.. Risk transfer is an age old process. The popular book titled “The Richest Man in Babylon”, set […]
Hedge Funds

Turning tables on insurers for a premium return

Insurance – it’s everywhere. We all use it. Someone makes money from it, and it might as well be institutional investors and their clients, writes KATE WILKIE, a product specialist in Credit Suisse Asset Management’s alternatives solutions business.. Risk transfer is an age old process. The popular book titled “The Richest Man in Babylon”, set […]
Hedge Funds

Axa staff burn to save the planet

The financial cost of saving the planet became a bit clearer last month, after AGL Energy sold Westpac 10,000 tonnes of emissions trading units, settling in 2012, at a nominal price of $19 a tonne. We’re all starting to feel the lifestyle costs too, as any bloke who’s ever had to use a waterless urinal […]
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