Exaxe and Equiniti Paymaster join forces in Insurance

May 22, 2013 Leave your thoughts

NEWS RELEASE – Exaxe and Equiniti: Dublin, Ireland, 22nd May 2013 Exaxe, a leading solution provider for the global life insurance and pensions industry is proud to announce its new partnership with Equiniti Paymaster, a leading business process outsourcer, providing pension administration, insurance and payment services. The cooperation will support the […]

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Actuarial Post: Risk using technology or risk falling behind

June 5, 2012 Leave your thoughts

By Tom Murray, Head of Product Strategy, Exaxe. Technology usage is now ubiquitous amongst all sectors of society, including the elderly, and has spread beyond PCs to smartphones and tablets. As a result, the general population have far higher expectations of the service levels that they should receive from all […]

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Actuarial Post: How protection can make a comeback via the workplace

April 25, 2012 Leave your thoughts

By Tom Murray, Head of Product Strategy, Exaxe. Open any newspaper and it’s hard to avoid an article decrying the on-going bureaucratic interference in the workplace by health and safety officials.  Every day, bizarre situations are trotted out to underline the stupidity of the situation, such as police officers that […]

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Pick a Card, Any Card!

October 25, 2011 1 Comment

When a magician performs, people struggle to spot the actual trick. They know there is one and they are desperately trying to avoid being misdirected by the magician into looking in the wrong place while he completes the manoeuvre to produce the illusion. Looking at the way financial journalists are […]

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Mifid II will encourage passporting

October 21, 2011 1 Comment

The publication yesterday by the European Commission of the latest draft of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (Mifid II) has only served to increase the confusion around the distribution of investment products in the UK. It appears that the Commission is determined to ban commission payments for investment […]

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Australian Financial Planner confusion

July 27, 2011 Leave your thoughts

The 2011 Superannuation and Wealth Management in Australia report from Roy Morgan Research paints an alarming picture of the confusion within the industry in Australia. Most financial planners are either working for one of the big eight fund managers or are aligned to them.  And therefore, to no one’s surprise […]

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Old advisers get no support from the TSC

July 18, 2011 Leave your thoughts

Saturday’s report from the Treasury Select Committee (TCS) on the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) is out and their main conclusion is that the Financial Services Authority are on the right track with RDR with one major exception – the demand that all IFAs hold level 4 qualifications after the 31st […]

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For today’s kids, a bird in the hand is worth two in the NEST.

June 15, 2011 Leave your thoughts

– Young people don’t save.  They prefer to spend their money on instant gratification rather than think about providing for their own future. – This is one of the findings from research produced by the International Longevity Centre and Prudential[1], and many will feel that it hardly qualifies as breaking […]

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Canada’s enlightened approach: Caveat Emptor (but educate the emptor)

March 19, 2011 Leave your thoughts

While the rest of the world tries to regulate the risk out of financial services, and is in severe danger of strangling them, one country is resisting the herd instinct.  The Canadian Government, like all good investors, is running a contrarian strategy and runs the risk of remaining an outsider […]

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European Court of Justice declares “All animals are equal….”

March 1, 2011 Leave your thoughts

“Item 2 on the agenda”, said Squealer to the meeting of the farm animals. “Rations for retired animals. “ “Comrade Napolean has worked out that it is unfair to take into account how long an animal lives in deciding the level of support the farm will give him in retirement.  […]

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