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Investment Strategy

The impact of reinsurance on product design

Over the past few years several direct insurers and reinsurers have exited the superannuation market in Australia over high claims and concerns over poor data, which has done little to help the reduced but still persistent life underinsurance gap. This exit has caused a lack of capacity, particularly reinsurance capacity, and is the biggest problem […]

Post-retirement: What we don’t know

It has been morbidly quipped that ‘post-retirement’ refers to the dead, as that is what lies next for retirees. Of course, what post-retirement really refers to is the time after someone switches their income from a salary to a financial service product, typically in the form of a pension or drawing down a lump sum. […]
Investment Strategy

Funds can make impact in cutting chronic diseases

Funds and their insurers should play a bigger role in helping to prevent chronic diseases that stem from poor lifestyle and dietary choices, according to leading health experts at the Group Insurance Summit. Kerry Doyle, chief executive of the Heart Foundation NSW, said Australia had reached a “tipping point” in obesity, which compelled change across […]
Post-Retirement

MetLife halts annuity product: LGS back to square one

Met Life has scaled back its variable business in Australia, ending its nascent deal with Local Government Super, but staying committed to its RetireSafe product with MTAA Super. A spokesperson for MetLife confirmed that its Max range of products, which include accumulation investments, transition to retirement products and a lifetime growth annuity were currently halted. […]
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