New owner at Strategic Insight
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 14 JAN 2019
New York-based research house Strategic Insight has been acquired in a deal expected to close soon.
PC calls for group insurance review
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 11 JAN 2019
The Productivity Commission is calling for an independent public inquiry into group insurance and floated the possibility of tougher regulation that includes sharper ASIC oversight.
TAL and Zurich lead inflows, CommInsure lags: Strategic Insights
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 JAN 2019
Latest figures from research group Strategic Insights show mixed results for the country's largest insurers.
$200k on the life-line for new Freedom chief
HARRISON WORLEY  |  MONDAY, 17 DEC 2018
The employment contract of Freedom's new chief executive includes a $200,000 pay increase if he can secure the firm a life insurance licence.
Insurer awards $80m mandate
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 10 DEC 2018
An Australian insurer has awarded a Natixis affiliate a mandate to manage $80 million in an absolute return strategy.
Survey says no to subsidising life insurance for genetically at-risk Aussies
HARRISON WORLEY  |  MONDAY, 10 DEC 2018
Australians do not want to subsidise life insurance for those with adverse genetic test results, according to the latest Financial Services Council study.
New mortality study adds to retirement conversation
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 7 DEC 2018
Actuaries have calculated mortality rates among Australians who use annuities. It is research they hope will help develop retirement income products including CIPRs.
Freedom ditches life insurance sales
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 6 DEC 2018
Freedom Insurance Group announced it will stop selling life insurance products and alerted shareholders of the likelihood it will face a liquidity crisis next year.
Planning firm among healthiest Australian workplaces
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 4 DEC 2018
Financial services companies fared well in AIA's latest healthiest workplace survey, with a 21-year-old firm recognised as Australia's healthiest small workplace.
New Zealand reviews life insurance commissions
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 4 DEC 2018
New Zealand life insurers are paying the highest commissions to financial advisers in the world and the nation's Reserve Bank is concerned about the conduct risk it is creating.
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