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Searching for: researcher is "tillinghast"

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Results 1-9 of 9.

Concerns on the Clarity of With Profits Communication
Operation of With Profits funds
Tillinghast
Sep 2004 United Kingdom Miscellaneous
The researcher welcomes the publication of the Principles and Practices of Financial Management (PPFM) as a big step forward in understanding the operation of with profits funds. However, its own research has cast doubt on whether all companies running with profits investments have fully addressed all of the new industry regulations aimed at improving transparency. The researcher warns that some companies could be storing up problems for the future.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Sep 2004 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

7026012C   Click here to contact the authors.
 
US Life Insurance Industry Expected to Adopt International Accounting Standard
Survey of Life Insurance CFOs
Tillinghast
Aug 2004 United States Accounting
According to this research, a significant majority (81%) of North American life insurance company CFOs believe that the US and Canada will eventually join with Europe in adopting a global accounting standard for insurance within the next 10 years. However, only about a quarter (28%) of respondents believe it will happen within the next five years. 

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Aug 2004 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

D025065E   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Rating Agencies Drive Change in How Insurers Manage Risk and Capital
Survey of life insurance company CFOs
Tillinghast
May 2004 United States Miscellaneous
According to this research, rating agency demands (71%), financial reporting issues (55%), shifting product preferences (55%) and changes in regulatory requirements (48%) are driving the industry’s need for improved risk and capital management practices. As a result of such pressures, 86% of the CFOs surveyed say they are paying more attention to risk and capital management practices. Four out of five (81%) of the executives polled are going one step further; they are proactively implementing them.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> May 2004 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

5D2276AD   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Life Insurance CFOs Eager to Grow Distribution Channels
CFOs’ current distribution approach plus plans and expectations for the future
Tillinghast
Aug 2003 United States Miscellaneous
This survey reveals that distribution remains a top strategic issue for life insurance CFOs. 87% of respondents assign high importance to distribution relative to other key business issues, with nearly one quarter saying it is their most important issue.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Aug 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

F9161648   Click here to contact the authors.
 
The Economics of Sandler Stakeholder Products
The Economics of Sandler Stakeholder Products
Tillinghast
Jun 2003 United Kingdom Investment - General
The researcher believes that the new style stakeholder investment products proposed by Ron Sandler in his review of medium and long-term savings products will fail to ensure that low-middle income consumers will be well served. The researcher says the proposed products will fail to make significant inroads into the savings gap and that many companies will decide not to offer them to the target market because, based on the 1% charge, they are financially unattractive. This research hows that the 1% charge cap could mean that even highly efficient providers offering these products could face losses of up to 20-30% of the annual contributions paid into them.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jun 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

AF142463   Click here to contact the authors.
 
The workplace as a Major Distribution Channel for Financial Services products
Research amongst leading financial services companies
Tillinghast
Jun 2003
According to this research, over the next two years there is going to be a dramatic increase in worksite marketing (the sale of financial services products through the workplace).

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jun 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

BC1378BE   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Life Insurance CFO Survey Programme - 4: Mergers and Acquisitions
Survey of Life Insurance CFOs on Mergers and Acquisitions
Tillinghast
May 2003 United States Miscellaneous
This report says that hindered by a lack of capital and unrealistic expectations from both sellers and buyers, it comes as no surprise that recent M&A activity has been relatively stagnant. Companies which formerly sought to grow their insurance business through mergers and acquisitions have been much less active. As a result, there has been a sharp decline in both traditional mergers and acquisitions, and alternative deals, such as joint ventures. However, many more companies are seriously considering M&A transactions in the near future than they have been in the recent past.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> May 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Benefit Packages of the Future
The future distribution of financial products via the worksite
Tillinghast
Feb 2003 United Kingdom Miscellaneous
This research suggests huge scope for the future distribution of financial products via the worksite and says that financial services providers have yet to make the most of the opportunities this presents.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

D11045F5   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Challenges Facing Life Insurance Companies
A survey of CFOs on the challenges facing Life Insurance companies
Tillinghast
Feb 2003 United States Industry Bodies (excl. Regulatory Bodies)
According to this research, lacklustre performance in the US economy is making it difficult for life insurance Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) to achieve their company growth, profit and risk objectives. The majority (63%) of CFOs believe the economic environment is their top impediment, and nearly 90% rank the economy among their top three challenges. Only 23% of CFOs feel well prepared to address this challenge.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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