Giving Your Platform Wings - Altus Latest Whitepaper
Written by Ben Hammond on 13 June 2018
Six years ago we released a white paper, The Platform Machine: Tuning for Efficiency. In it we discussed that, in spite of ever increasing levels of Assets under Administration, all was not well in platform land. Revenues were rising across the board, but costs were outstripping them, in many cases significantly so. Now, five years later, we are releasing Giving your platform wings, a white paper re-evaluating the current platform industry.
Amazon could disrupt the re/insurance industry
Written by Mark Andrews on 12 June 2018
We have already seen Amazon launch Amazon Protect, its first product protection insurance cover, and partner with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan on employee healthcare.
AI still has a lot of catching up to do
Written by Kevin Okell on 12 June 2018
Robots will no doubt learn at a faster rate than natural selection managed but, writes Kevin Okell, whether they can compress the timescales of human evolution enough to worry today's financial advisers seems doubtful
Amazon’s potential to disrupt the insurance industry
Written by Mark Andrews on 5 June 2018
Using their General Insurance Capability Model, Altus has analysed where Amazon might have the most success in the insurance broker space:
Defaulting on the Value of Advice
Written by Rory Gravatt on 31 May 2018
The FCA, followed by the Work and Pensions Committee, see default drawdowns as the way forward. They believe that lower charges will offset the absence of any maximum income limit to minimise the risk of the state being hit with a future benefits crisis – I don’t believe it.