Millennials – Changing How We Bank

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Banks must evolve and tailor their service platform for the huge Millennial demographic--or face the disintermediation experienced by other industries. Continue reading →

More Regulations: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Come Out…

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The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has recently published an updated version of the Combined Code on Corporate Governance in the UK. It will apply to companies with reporting periods commencing on or after 1st October 2014. Continue reading →

Ebola Reveals Weaknesses in Provider Preparedness

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The world is in the midst of an officially declared public health emergency with the Ebola outbreak. Unfortunately the world has also discovered that—though we (health care) train and educate and write detailed disaster response plans—to date there have been … Continue reading →

Disruption in Insurance Placement

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In a past feature on the WillisWire I explored the idea of electronic trading and insurance brokers beginning to use platforms and algorithms to advise their placement activity. The pace of this development is picking up remarkably and insurance companies, … Continue reading →

Ebola: Your Company May be More Prepared Than you Think

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It seems like every year there is some new illness that the news claims is going to kill us all and will inevitably bring international commerce to a screeching halt: SARS, Avian Flu, now Ebola. Ebola is very serious in … Continue reading →

Security Situation in Venezuela Continues to Deteriorate

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The Maduro regime is struggling to deal with the country’s crippling crime levels, stemming mostly from the growing socio-economic crises confronting the country. Continue reading →

Unlimited Paid Time Off. The Future or a Fad?

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With so much talk about the importance of a healthy work-life balance, it may be a surprise to learn that Americans work longer hours and take fewer days off per year than workers in many countries around the world. Yet, … Continue reading →

Big Data for Banks: Friend, or Foe?

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While the jury is still out on the matter, a realistic answer at the present time would most probably be “both”. In this blog, I will explore and share the rationale for why this is so and how to manage … Continue reading →

Who Pays for the Defence? Bad Cases Make Good Law

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“In English law there is, in respect of non-marine liability insurance, no right to recover defense costs…” This pronouncement (perhaps surprising and unwelcome to some) came from the Court of Appeal in its resounding rejection of the insured’s appeal in … Continue reading →

Safeguarding Asset Managers Against Mounting Cybersecurity Threats

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On 15 April 2014 the Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released a cybersecurity initiative risk alert announcing it would be examining 50 registered broker-dealers and investment advisors to assess their cybersecurity preparedness. The announcement … Continue reading →