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May 25, 2023
In 2023, asset managers are facing amplified challenges due to volatile market conditions, margin pressure, looming shortened settlement cycles, increased regulatory requirements, and other industry-specific hurdles. These challenges are further compounded by the rapid pace of technological advancements and innovation, which bring both new opportunities and additional obstacles for managers to...
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Gavin Little-Gill
May 24, 2023
There is no argument that the COVID-19 pandemic uprooted the world's economy, but has it equally disrupted venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) investment in the cybersecurity industry? To answer this question, Aite-Novarica Group analyzed 1,346 startup and scale-up investments from 2019 to April 2023. The results were somewhat unexpected: The gloomy investment picture reported by the...
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May 23, 2023
IT is a significant expenditure. Technology organizations are often asked to justify their spending by demonstrating the impact of IT costs on business outcomes and evaluating the effectiveness of IT investments. While IT metrics have a role to play and IT managers have a need to measure the quality and productivity of their team’s performance, these metrics are horizontal and don’t necessarily...
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May 22, 2023
Year in and year out, distributor ease of doing business is almost always among insurers’ top business priorities; this has been true essentially for as long as Aite-Novarica Group has tracked insurers’ IT and business priorities. Technologically, insurers’ emphasis on agent- and distributor-facing capabilities translates into investments in portals, APIs, and self-service for new business...
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May 18, 2023
The author William Gibson once famously noted that the future is already here…it just isn’t evenly distributed. If there was any question about how true that statement is, it was effectively dispelled at Aite-Novarica Group’s recent Insurance CIO Council Meeting. Held in conjunction with the 2023 InsurTech Hartford Symposium, this event provided a broad and deep perspective on just how much is...
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Robert McIsaac
May 16, 2023
Sustainable supply chain finance (SCF) is becoming an increasingly important tool for companies to improve the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of their supply chain. It’s a multipurpose tool that can help mitigate risks, improve efficiency, and create value for all stakeholders involved. However, sustainable SCF requires reliable and transparent data to measure and monitor...
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May 15, 2023
Whether it’s an individual component or a full suite, replacing a core system is a massive decision for any insurer. In our recent study on insurance core system market activity, we took a deep dive into market activity as well as examined factors that vendors and carriers should consider when embarking on a core system replacement. This is important information for vendors looking to...
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Jeff Goldberg
May 15, 2023
フィナンシャル・アドバイザー(FA)の主要業務は「資産運用アドバイス」ですが、運用手段のコモディティ化が進み、また市場ニーズも変化していることから、FAのサービス内容を「退職後の資産取り崩しアドバイス」にまで拡大する必要があるとの論議です。 ■ 事業環境の変化 米国では、フィナンシャル・アドバイザー(FA)の役割は、2000年以前は投資銘柄の推奨が中心であったが、21世紀に入ってからは中長期の資産運用管理/ポートフォリオ管理へと変質してきた。更に昨今では、退職後の資産管理全般(資産運用に加え、定期的に必要となる資金の引き出しにまつわるアドバイス)にまで視野を広げる必要性が論議され始めた。背景には、以下のような市場環境の変化がある: (1)資産運用サービスのコモディティ化 長期に渡って資産を増やすには、リスク許容度に応じたポートフォリオ運用が不可欠だが、パッシブ運用の投信/...
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May 11, 2023
On April 19th, I jointly hosted the Aite-Novarica Women’s Network meeting with Head of Property/Casualty Insurance Martina Conlon on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in insurance. We were joined by Gwen Adler (Financial Services and Insurance Lead, Dataiku), Meredith Barnes-Cook (VP, Ushur), Aarti Gupta (Insurance GTM Head, AWS), Kim Wiswell (Senior Product Manager, GradientAI), and...
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May 9, 2023
In July 2020, a group of 31 banks and two large processors (Worldline and Nexi) proudly announced the European Payments Initiative (EPI). Their ambitious goal was to develop a European card scheme to challenge the supremacy of Mastercard and Visa in retail payments. The announcement received broad political support from the European Commission and the European Central Bank, who hoped that this...
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