Insurance Systems Insights
13th February 2017
Eric A. Sohn, CAMS, Director of Business Product, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance
The Pareto Principle (sometimes called the 80/20 Rule) is simple: the vast majority of the benefit is derived from a relatively small percentage of the effort. Whether those figures are truly 80% and 20% is immaterial; the general principle holds true that effort... read more
13th February 2017
Blockchain has been much considered by the media in recent months as a relatively new concept. As part of this discussion there are many explanations out there for what it is, and its likely advantages for financial services generally.
It is important to find some independent definitions for what blockchain actually is. One great source is the... read more
7th February 2017
Brian Sentance, CEO, Xenomorph
The economic case for cloud services is more complex than first meets the eye. Comparing any in-house supported technology to one delivered as a cloud service is inherently fraught with subjectivity; depending on your point-of-view and assumptions one could argue the business case for either side.
At first... read more
6th February 2017
William Wagner, CMO/Vice President of Marketing, Cloud Lending Solutions
Online lenders have been disrupting the lending ecosystem by combining innovation with advanced financial technology to improve borrower experience, address underserved markets, and reduce operating costs.
In 2014, the US marketplace lending origination volume was around... read more
3rd February 2017
Daniel Liptrott, Managing Director at NCC Group
Many organisations use business-critical cloud hosted applications to carry out day-to-day operations, but some may not be aware of the potential consequences of losing access to this software.
Organisations that outsource these applications must ensure that access to the information held is... read more
31st January 2017
Fran Reed, Global Regulatory Strategy, FactSet
In early 2015, the Obama White House Council of Economic Advisors reported that high investment commission fees lead to conflicted investment advice which cost investors an estimated $17 billion a year. With a broad surge in Google searches, investors previously unaware of... read more
30th January 2017
Jocelyn St. James, Manager Business Consulting, Sapient Global Markets
Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1997, introduce a set of norms and expectations befitting a new generation, now the largest in the United States. Traits such as digital savviness, remaining single longer, and elevated debt levels represent not only a cultural... read more
24th January 2017
'Blockchain from the investor’s perspective: A VC view of the marketplace' was moderated by David Peyronnin, Head of Blockchain Services at Mthree Consulting. The three speakers were Jean-Marc Bonnefous, Managing partner at Tellurian Capital, Eddy Travia, Pioneer Blockchain Investor & CEO, Coincillium and Jamie Burke, CEO of... read more
23rd January 2017
In our third article in series on how the fintech industry is being covered at Davos 2017, Henry Blodget, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider, opens up the discussion to the panel to discuss the digitalisation of payments, and generational divides within consumers.
There’s a new generation of consumers who don’t have the... read more
23rd January 2017
With President Trump now in office, the fintech industry should reflect on some of the key questions concerning where the industry is heading next.
Will shift in fintech investment from the U.S to Asia continue to accelerate?
The pull effect on investment capital towards Asian fintech companies, of which the clear majority is located in... read more