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Retiremen‌t Confidence Ebbs

Defined Contribution Participant Perspectives: Second in a Series With (generally) frothy equity values, sizzling GDP growth, improving labor force participation rates and buoyant participant economic attitudes, DC participants should be cruising into a golden age of confidence and engagement. It may be coming, but we haven’t seen it yet. On the contrary, the same participants […]

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Learnership for Unemployed Learners: 2018 Applications

What is a Learnership? It is a structured learning programme during which the learner spends some time learning theory and some time learning practical skills in the workplace. It leads to a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework – the NQF Level 4 Long Term Insurance qualification in our case. Such a qualification is […]

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Discovery Health 2018 Benefit Changes

Discovery Medical Scheme changes in its benefits and contributions. These included the weighted average increase across all plans, increase per plan, general benefit changes, vitality amendments, the introduction of Gap Cover, and changes to the Smart Plan and KeyCare plans. Make yourself aware of these changes with the NMG Benefits.

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Press Release: Banks the key to closing advice gap, Tria says

Major banks are the key to closing Australia’s advice gap as advisers are too slow and reluctant to commit to technology-enabled business models that target this segment of consumers, Tria Investment Partners has argued. In its latest Trialogue blog post, the superannuation industry consultant said the key to engaging the majority of Australians who do […]

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InsureTech Pioneers

June 2017 | Life Insurance Print this article The redesign of the process for acquisition and risk assessment in life insurance is well underway. Reinsurers have made major contributions, and their latest innovations are at the cutting edge of InsureTech. The original ‘trail blazers’ Automated underwriting systems (AUSs) represent the first meaningful wave of ‘InsureTech’ for […]

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The Genesis of NMG

By Geoff Baars A fading light Travel back to the late 80’s and you’ll find Mark Prichard and myself alongside each other at Swiss Re in South Africa working hard with major clients to help them navigate the relatively new market of Health Insurance. That buzz of working on something new and challenging was really […]

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Beyond the boomers: targeting the next growth segment

The retail industry has traditionally been squarely focused on clients who are aged 45 and over.  That has made perfect sense thus far, but there are a couple of reasons we think that will change in the not-too-distant future, presenting a challenge to industry funds who have – for the most part – had the […]

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Flaspöhler reveals risk pros’ first choices in P&C insurance

National Underwriter’s Risk Manager Choice Awards is a national survey conducted by Flaspöhler: Part of NMG Consulting. It recognizes the “top” Property & Casualty carriers named by risk professionals in their ongoing effort to mitigate exposures. The insurers listed represent the first choices of those who must ensure that all their insurance needs are met. […]

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Flat insurance commissions: will it improve customer outcomes?

  February 24, 2015 In the wake of FoFA, there is increasing acceptance that there will also be reform of retail life insurance commissions. There is coalescence around a move to flat commissions, despite the lack of common ground between stakeholders. Insurance advisers lack a coherent narrative, while insurers’ views are polarised based on their […]

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FSI – active managers need to find their voice

15 December, 2014 David Murray is probably not top of the Christmas card list for active managers this year. After all, they just got a chunk of the blame for the FSI’s conclusion that the Australian super system is not realizing the full benefits of scale: “costly asset management and active investment strategies” is the […]

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