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African banking in the new reality

– Swift action and a focus on three imperatives could strengthen African banks and support recovery.
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How insurers can act on the opportunity of digital ecosystems

– Professor Markus Warg, an ecosystem and platform enthusiast, discusses the role that big tech will play in insurance and the importance of setting the rules of the game within ecosystems.
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AI-powered decision making for the bank of the future

– Banks are already strengthening customer relationships and lowering costs by using artificial intelligence to guide customer engagement. Success requires that capability stacks include the right decisioning elements.
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How ‘trading as a service’ unlocks opportunities for banks

– Scale is crucial for capital markets sell-side firms in flow businesses. Trading as a service can make scale benefits more widely available, with opportunities for large banks and other market players.
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The productivity imperative for US life and annuities carriers

– Productivity is a vital element of economic value creation. Research reveals what makes top performers different.
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Revolutionizing insurance: The personalized insurance engine

– Uwe Stuhldreier—an executive at HUK24, Germany’s largest fully digital direct insurer—discusses a customer-centric, digitally enabled business model that could shape the future of insurance.
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A better approach to M&A in North American insurance

– Large deals are enticing but rare—and smaller ones create more value. Programmatic deal making would help.
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Product innovation: The new imperative for insurers in Asia

– Incumbent insurers in Asia find product innovation challenging. Developing products to respond to customer needs, not risks or competitor actions, will be crucial.
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Scale matters … to an extent: Playing the scale game in insurance

– Large insurers can turn their scale into a strong competitive advantage—if they recognize that fully harnessing the benefits of scale requires managing complexity.

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CEO Interview: Natixis and CDPQ invest in climate action

– Jean Raby and Charles Emond oversee more than $1.7 trillion in investments worldwide. They want to see real action on climate... change.
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African banking in the new reality

– Swift action and a focus on three imperatives could strengthen African banks and support recovery.
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– BTN’s former president director explains how the Indonesian bank is making housing affordable for all during the COVID-19... pandemic.
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Insurance 2030—The impact of AI on the future of insurance

– The industry is on the verge of a seismic, tech-driven shift. A focus on four areas can position carriers to embrace this change.
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Mobility investments in the next normal

– A new survey looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer sentiment, which could influence future mobility investments.
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Building and scaling one of the world’s fastest-growing mobile banks

– Setting a bold vision, adapting the business to respond to market feedback, and putting customer satisfaction first has enabled... digital-banking start-up N26 to grow rapidly into a global bank valued at $3.5 billion.
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Will Asian insurers make the right choices for health insurance?

– Private health insurance is a significant growth opportunity for insurers in Asia. To compete, insurers will need to reimagine... their value propositions and rethink their operating models.
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Running up on runoff: Strategic options for life closed books

– Runoff policies often present profitability challenges for European life insurers. Those looking to create value from their closed... books can learn from recent market shifts.
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A data-driven approach to improving net working capital

– Better performance relies on greater visibility into processes and decisions. The right combination of technology, capabilities,... and mindsets can make all the difference.
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– Nasdaq’s 50th anniversary reminds us that markets should be more inclusive, share more information, inspire innovation,... and bring the world together.
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