Latest Intelligence on Life and Pensions in North America

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CommentWire
CommentWire

Ameritrade/Datek: buying its way out

Ameritrade has finally won the long bidding war for its rival. Amid a background of depressed share trading and poor earnings forecasts, Ameritrade seems to have paid a hefty price. The company will have to draw heavily on Datek's strengths - specifically, its strong technology and its high revenue per customer - to make the move worthwhile.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Apr 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Ameritrade: targeting the "day traders"

Published By Datamonitor
28 Feb 2001
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Annuity sales: brokerages evening out the playing field

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Bank of America: aggregating with Yodlee

Published By Datamonitor
02 Aug 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

BP: oil spill is potential disaster for UK pension funds

Despite a healthy balance sheet, BP is being urged to cut dividend payments and create a ring-fenced fund for damages claims. As BP considers whether to suspend payments, UK pension funds will be calculating the impact. However, the effects of a suspension would not only affect pension funds, but also have severe repercussions for regular retail investors.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jun 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Broking: tech vendors won't gain from higher earnings

It's earnings season, and some leading US brokers performed far better this Q2 than they managed last year. However, this is unlikely to make life easier for IT vendors who derive business from Wall Street firms. The profits rise is driven almost entirely by cost cutting, and financial firms will stay extremely cost conscious for the rest of the year.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2002
Expert View
Expert View

Challenging market leads US life insurers to trim IT budgets

In the second half of 2008, US life insurers began reporting large losses, causing non-essential IT projects to be cancelled as budgets were cut. During this downturn in spending, vendors need to align their offerings and message with the needs of their clients, which are increasingly focusing on reducing costs, and improving risk management and compliance abilities.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jun 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Charles Schwab: bringing 'bricks and clicks' to the UK

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

Chase Manhattan: aggression in aggregation

Published By Datamonitor
08 Dec 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

CIBC/Ameritrade: history interferes with future

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2001

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