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Why US insurance agents support state regulations

The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America is asking the new president to keep the state-based regulatory structure intact, stating that it is the best way to protect the consumer. Datamonitor believes this argument to be tenuous, as it serves agents and brokers rather than insurers and consumers, and advises President Obama to treat the proposal with a healthy level of skepticism.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Feb 2009
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Why investment banks are of utmost importance to wealth managers

Recent issues have brought investment banking into the spotlight and have led some large global wealth managers to redefine the focus of their businesses. In the post financial crisis environment the reputation of investment banking has been shattered, but wealth managers simply cannot justify closing investment banking operations.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jan 2012
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Why does bigger mean worse in private banking?

UBS, Credit Suisse and their fellow giants dominate the private banking industry. But minnows such as the UK's Adam & Co and Arbuthnot Latham vastly outstrip the big firms at generating revenues from the assets they do have. Datamonitor analyst Simon Pearse takes a look at why the smaller firms are so far ahead, and whether there is anything the big banks can do to make up the difference.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Feb 2002
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Why do US millionaires always want more?

According to UBS Investor Watch 2Q 2015, while millionaires in the US are more satisfied with their standard of living when their net worth increases, they are still not completely happy with their situation.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2015
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Wholesale payments processing: European IT spend tops $1 billion

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2007
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Who said insurance can't be innovative?

The birth of a new type of insurance is a rare occurrence within the UK market. Yet insurers abroad are developing ever more niche offerings, with China in particular setting an example as to how insurance can be innovative.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2014
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Whiplash: a painful problem that won't go away

The issue of whiplash and its costs for insurers and consumers continue to afflict the motor insurance space. Urgent action is needed to tackle the problem, which would help bring down the costs of motor insurance significantly.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2014
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Whiplash solution needed for sustained fall in claims

Motor insurance claims have risen back to their pre-reform levels, as the initial fall in claims has not been sustained. More work is needed to find a permanent solution to the whiplash problem.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2014
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Whiplash reform crucial to motor premiums drop

In order for motor premiums to continue their downward trend - to consumers' advantage - a sustained reduction in personal injury costs is needed. Insurers and the government must use the current legislative momentum to tackle whiplash in particular.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Aug 2013
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Whiplash goes full circle with no end result

Nobody is arguing about the fact that the spiraling costs of whiplash need to be addressed. However, throwing consultation after consultation and numerous inquiries at the subject has not resulted in any final decisions.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2013

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