Archive for March, 2011

Celent senior analysts, Insurance Group Admission to the event is free, but seating is limited. Please register as soon as possible to guarantee your space. Please click here for more information.

Mar 31st, 2011 | Filed under Events

Karen Monks and Benjamin Moreland, Analysts, Insurance Group This event is free to attend. Celent clients and the media will have access to the webinar’s PowerPoint presentation after the event. Please click here for more information.

Mar 30th, 2011 | Filed under Events

Insurance companies in China apply different business model in regard to retirement business. Some insurance companies focus on individual annuity, some are extending retirement business horizontally, selling corporate annuity, group pension, and individual annuity; and some companies are extending retirement business vertically, such as enter into retirement apartment business. In China, reverse mortgages face cultural […]

Mar 23rd, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

The identification, communication and management of business requirements is a critical skill set in any company pursuing significant change. In order to determine the state of the business analysis function in the financial services industry, Celent teamed with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) to survey banks and insurance firms and take a snapshot […]

Mar 22nd, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

Apple announced the new iPad 2 recently and proclaimed the start of the post-PC era. This is part cunning marketing ploy and part an insightful view on today’s average consumer. There was a time when people were screaming for more speed, more memory, more power – but frankly those screams now sit only with an […]

Mar 18th, 2011 | Filed under Insurance, IT, Market Trends, Strategy

Celent senior analysts, Insurance Group Alok Mehta, Allstate Insurance Boris Nitkovich, Allianz Registration is open to INSURANCE CARRIERS ONLY and is free, but space is limited. Please click here for more information.

Mar 11th, 2011 | Filed under Events

In the frame of our first report about the French insurance market published in the beginning of 2008, we warned that the French government deficit and debt levels could represent a threat for the country’s economy. This was well before the financial crisis hit the European continent and its impacts on public spending. Now the […]

Mar 7th, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

As part of research effort into building business analysis skills, I was talking with a manager of a business analyst department in a major U.S. bank this week. He described their approach to improving requirements collection. It struck me as an effective and practical method that I want to pass along. Many of the models […]

Mar 4th, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

As a worker bee in the insurance industry, I’ve heard all the arguments about insurance companies getting the better of consumers through outrageous pricing. Usually, after a calm conversation about pooling risk, and risk based pricing, and assuming they are still awake, they start to understand. They see why a 19 year old male driver […]

Mar 4th, 2011 | Filed under Insurance