Exploring ALM in Life Insurance: Strategy, Risks, and Innovations
In this interview, Hans Sterte, a seasoned economist, and Senior Partner at House of Reach, shares his rich insights from a career spanning over three decades in the realms of economics, asset management, and strategic investment. Tracing his journey from government institutions to leadership roles in major Swedish pension funds, Hans delves into the intricacies of Asset and Liability Management (ALM) within life insurance companies, highlighting its evolution and current challenges.
Bridging Gaps in Consumer Duty
The purpose of the UK’s latest regulatory update goes beyond additional reporting and addresses the value created by wealth management and insurance businesses. It aims to set a higher standard of care and deliver better consumer outcomes throughout the customer journey. The overarching principles set out to change how products and services are evaluated, priced, explained and supported, and it should transform the relationships within wealth management value chains.
Enhance Mutual Fund Grouping Using Machine Learning
The methods used to recommend mutual funds to customers vary greatly between companies. Often the recommendation techniques used rely on using metadata of the mutual funds, such as region, category, or investment objective. By grouping using these properties investors are given an overview of funds with similar classifications and can select funds from the groups they are interested in. And while grouping mutual funds in this way may provide investors with a convenient way to explore funds that align with their preferences and investment strategy, this method of recommendation has some potential limitations and risks.
Key Trends in Wealth Management Q2 - 2023
As we tread midway to 2023 and discover what it may have in store for wealth management organizations, you can expect to see this focus area remain with most wealth managers giving their channels and CX solutions a much-needed overhaul. Consumer expectations are going to keep getting increasingly digital oriented.