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Celent senior analysts, Asian Financial Services Group Admission to the event is FREE for Celent clients, insurers, technology firms and the media, but space is limited and pre-registration by Wednesday, January 4 is required. Please click here for more information.

Nov 30th, 2011 | Filed under Events
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I recently spent two days at the Richmond Convention Center at a Latin Convention. Yes, a Latin Convention. I was a parent chaperone of 59 middle school Latin students who, along with 1600 secondary school students from around Virginia, came together to share their love and knowledge of Latin and everything related to the Classics. […]

Nov 22nd, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

Celent Senior Analyst Jamie Macgregor 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.

Nov 21st, 2011 | Filed under Events
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This week, Celent hosted a London event on the UK regulatory topic of Retail Distribution Review (RDR) that will impact the entire life insurance industry. As Jamie Macgregor, pointed out, there are a little over 50 planning weeks until the deadline for implementation. Matt Browne from the FSA covered key points and intentions of the […]

Nov 17th, 2011 | Filed under Insurance, Regulation, Strategy, Vendors

Yesterday, we held a successful event in London on the key challenges and implications of implementing RDR in the UK following our report issued earlier this month. The event was supported with some great and insightful content from the FSA, Focus Solutions and Altus – oh, and of course ourselves. At the event, the FSA […]

Nov 16th, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

In my previous post: “Latin American Markets Are Hot for a Reason”, we discussed about the significant growth of this region compared to industrialized countries and how GDP of emerging markets was expected to match their industrialize counterparts 10 years from now. For those joining just now, growth expected for the Latin American region in […]

Nov 15th, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

Hartford Life just introduced Issue First, a new way to provide immediate life insurance protection. Get this . . . the policy is issued before underwriting. The upper limit on face value and age is $2 million and 66, respectively, so they are not just targeting small policies or young insurers. The Hartford estimates that […]

Nov 11th, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

Celent’s message of “healthy discomfort” as a driver of positive change seemed to resonate with attendees, both carriers and their vendors. It came into virtually every conversation in some way.

Nov 8th, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

Celent’s Creative Disruption event last week was very well received. For those of you who couldn’t make it, I thought you might like to see the 3-minute videos that set the tone for several segments. (To view these over a slow Web connection, click on the HD button to toggle high definition off.) Special thanks […]

Nov 8th, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

The insurance industry is not immune from changes occurring at the marcroeconomic level. Based on our frequent and periodic discussions with European CIOs we have noticed that the level of uncertainty prevailing in the economy right now has contributed to reduce IT budgets (for more about this, read the following reports from Celent: Insurance in […]

Nov 7th, 2011 | Filed under Insurance, Market Trends