JULY 2018 Direct Life Insurance Report 2018 is now available including Affinity Partner sales (four years of history) and Top 5 Affinity Partners (NEW). We have updated Direct Risk Lapses and Persistency (Direct versus Advised Lapse rates) and extended the Forecast of the Direct Risk Market to 2028. Premium Comparisons have been expanded by product with new comparisons in 5-year Age Bands for Direct and Advised (NEW).
MARCH 2018 All the results of the Life Company of the Year Awards, hosted by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) supported by Strategic Insight, were announced on 15th March 2018. The Awards are based on underlying independent Risk Benchmarking research by Strategic Insight. Winners announced.
MARCH 2018 The Life Insurance Individual Risk Market (Retail) is going through some major changes. Strategic Insight has reviewed how the Australian Life Insurance market has evolved over the last 10 years, and where it's going over the next 10 years.
QSuper reduces admin fees
Westpac terminates SMSF loans
Sunsuper and AustSafe Super sign merger agreement
Prime Super and Combined Super talking of a merge
ASIC investigating Linchpin Capital Group and Endeavour Securities (Australia)
ASIC accepts EU from Goldman Sachs Australia
ASIC accepts EUs from CBA and ANZ regarding superannuation product distribution
ETF assets rose to US$4.993 trillion globally in May 2018.
AMP Capital appoints new real estate leaders
Catholic Super welcomes new CIO
Two new distribution heads at Franklin Templeton
Contango appoints two new heads of distribution
HESTA appoints chief quantitative strategist
Centrepoint Alliance appoints new head of research
Frontier Advisors welcomes new head of real assets division
AMP claims director exits
UBS chief investment strategist departs
The AFA has called on FASEA to rejig its proposed education requirements for financial advisers.