Emerging Trends

  • Decoding Digital Trust
    Decoding Digital Trust

    The new currency for secure online interaction

    Global reinsurer Swiss Re today released a report focused on Digital Trust – the critical currency earned by companies who demonstrate their ability to provide safe, reliable and ethical online programs or devices to their users. The report discusses how organizations should go about establishing digital trust. It also addresses how the re/insurance industry is…
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  • Women At Work
    Women At Work

    Working women face alarmingly high levels of burnout despite shifting work arrangements, rise in hybrid working

    Working women face alarmingly high levels of burnout despite shifting work arrangements, rise in hybrid working A new report from Deloitte reveals the “Great Resignation” is set to continue as more than half of women surveyed plan to leave their employer within the next two years. Download the full report here. NEW YORK, April 26,…
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  • US Fed Rate Hikes, Ukraine Invasion And Lingering COVID-19 Inject Volatility Into Bonds
    US Fed Rate Hikes, Ukraine Invasion And Lingering COVID-19 Inject Volatility Into Bonds

    Without a crystal ball to see what the Federal Reserve has in store in its inflation fight, the bond market is seeing volatility rise

    On one hand, the good news: After a decade, the U.S. economy may be reverting to seemingly more understandable patterns. The Federal Reserve is starting to hike interest rates and tighten its balance sheet in efforts to curb inflation.
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  • The Rise Of Values Investing
    The Rise Of Values Investing

    Americans prioritize putting others first, including the environment and sustainability and family and friends

    Almost three-quarters of Americans (73%) say their personal values guide how they make life decisions more today than they did two years ago, and nearly an equal number (69%) say that supporting causes they care most about are a top consideration when it comes to their financial decisions, according to Schwab’s sixth annual Modern Wealth…
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  • 60% Of US Adults Say The Pandemic Has Been Highly Disruptive To Their Finances
    60% Of US Adults Say The Pandemic Has Been Highly Disruptive To Their Finances

    Americans intend to maintain better financial habits but have regressed from last year, with personal savings dropping 15%

    More than two years into the pandemic, Americans have adapted to a new normal in their financial lives – they've improved their financial habits and expect them to stick; they've accounted for emergencies and risks; and they have far more confidence in themselves than the economy. That said, financial discipline isn't at the level it…
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  • Cryptocurrency Investing
    Cryptocurrency Investing

    Powerful diversifier or portfolio kryptonite?

    The latest crypto collapse — in large part driven by poor design of a so-called “stablecoin” — highlights just one of the many reasons why cryptocurrency is a poor choice for long-term investors, according to PGIM, the $1.4 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).
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  • Disability Insurance And A Secure Retirement Go Hand-in-Hand
    Disability Insurance And A Secure Retirement Go Hand-in-Hand

    The global pandemic brought to light the importance of protecting your income from sudden illness or injury

    Most people are familiar with the benefits of disability insurance to protect one’s income in the event they get sick or injured and unable to work. But beyond income protection, disability insurance can help safeguard retirement goals by preventing early withdrawals.
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  • Life Insurance Leading Voluntary Market Resurgence
    Life Insurance Leading Voluntary Market Resurgence

    Carriers report significant sales growth for most voluntary products in 2021

    Voluntary life insurance sales jumped 25% in 2021 to lead the voluntary industry's strong rebound last year, according to Eastbridge's annual U.S. Voluntary/Worksite Sales Report. A 58% increase in universal life and whole life sales led the product line. Term life sales grew 15% and continue to represent the highest share of the voluntary market…
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  • Less Than Half Of Women Know How To Make Their Money Last In Retirement
    Less Than Half Of Women Know How To Make Their Money Last In Retirement

    Greater understanding needed to bridge the retirement savings vs. retirement income knowledge gap

    The Alliance for Lifetime Income and HerMoney's latest research finds that while nearly three in four (73%) women know what steps to take to build their retirement nest egg, less than half (47%) know how to make their money last throughout retirement.
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  • Codifying Consistency
    Codifying Consistency

    The #1 marketing mistake advisors make

    by Morgan Mynatt

    It’s no secret that marketing is important and crucial for any business. The reality is that creating a plan and executing it can feel overwhelming and time-consuming.
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  • Investing In Space
    Investing In Space

    Why the Space-as-a-Service business models are taking this emerging sector by storm

    The 'Space-as-a-service', 'Satellite-as-a-service' and 'Space Data as a Service' are the newest business models of Space Industry, according to a recent report from International Defense, Security & Technology Inc (IDST).
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  • Future Of Financial Planning
    Future Of Financial Planning

    Financial planning practice in future will be more innovative, more human and more in demand

    Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. (FPSB), owner of the international CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification program outside the United States, has released the results of its Future of Financial Planning Practice research, a survey of 4,250 CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professionals across 23 territories, conducted in partnership with the global FPSB Network.
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  • Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Cost Rose Sharply In 2021, Outlook For 2022 Is Uncertain
    Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Cost Rose Sharply In 2021, Outlook For 2022 Is Uncertain

    In a tight labor market, employers can optimize health benefit value with quality initiatives, virtual care and personalization of benefits

    The average per-employee cost of employer-sponsored health insurance jumped 6.3% in 2021 as employees and their families resumed care after avoiding it last year due to the pandemic, according to Mercer’s 2021 National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, released today.
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