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A lesson learned from the financial crisis is that the life insurance and wealth management industries are heavily dependant on the general state of the economy. Therefore it is important for insurers to understand what exogenous and endogenous factors can impact their business: The current challenge faced by the EURO zone and the EURO currency […]

Apr 28th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance

This week, Celent is pleased to feature an article from guest contributor, John Boochever, who leads Oliver Wyman’s Global practice focused on strategic IT and operational issues across financial sectors. For senior executives facing the turbulence of today’s financial crisis, reducing the cost base of their business operations now sits squarely at the top of […]

Aug 5th, 2009 | Filed under Strategy

When reading recent financial analysts’ comments and listening to politicians’ opinions around the world, it seems that the worst of the financial crisis and the economic downturn is behind us. Of course, nobody forgets that the international financial system was about to collapse in October last year but according to the most powerful US policymakers, […]

May 25th, 2009 | Filed under Insurance

The major international equity indexes have lost ground this week, dropping by 3 to 4% in average. It appears that the recent numbers issued by companies have increased the global fear of a deepening recession. Despite a clear sign of confidence regarding its own future provided by Munich Re last week and notably its decision […]

Feb 23rd, 2009 | Filed under Insurance