Technology / Social Media

  • Getting Value From Data – The Insurer’s Perspective
    Getting Value From Data – The Insurer’s Perspective

    How 91% of carriers are prioritizing the use of data and analytic technologies to inform decisions on pricing

    In a new report commissioned by Equisoft, global research firm Celent presents the findings of an executive study aiming to understand how North American insurers are actually creating value from their data, and how they are improving their abilities to expose and use their data for more than administrative purposes, while overcoming the key risks…
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  • Digital Asset Investment Products Gaining Favor Among U.S. & European Institutional Investors
    Digital Asset Investment Products Gaining Favor Among U.S. & European Institutional Investors

    U.S. and European interest in digital asset investment products increased 12 percentage points year-over-year

    The majority (84%) of U.S. and European institutional investors are interested in purchasing institutional investment products that hold digital assets, and in the U.S., investors favor accessing these products through traditional financial firms, according to new insights from Fidelity Digital Assets’ 2021 Institutional Investor Digital Assets Study.
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  • Seeking The Active Advantage
    Seeking The Active Advantage

    Advisors favor active management to navigate unsettled markets

    With choppy markets reflecting both optimism and uncertainty about an unfolding recovery, financial advisors are relying heavily on actively managed strategies to navigate the road ahead, according to a new PGIM Investments survey of more than 500 financial advisors.
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  • Help For The Horrible Hybrid Meeting
    Help For The Horrible Hybrid Meeting

    Observing the challenges of the new normal

    by Kate Zabriskie

    Some people are in the office, some are home, others are on the road, and they’re all part of the same meeting. Who is looking forward to this hybrid get-together? Nobody, absolutely no one. What makes these blended meetings so bad? A lot of the same factors that cause in-person confabs to go south plus…
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  • Close the Investor Behavior Gap
    Close the Investor Behavior Gap

    Premier wealthtech provider unveils its vision for a unified advisor platform by merging software, investments, and psychology

    From the floor of its first in-person user conference in two years, Orion Advisor Solutions announced its vision for the future of financial advice: a connected wealthtech and investment powerhouse, designed to drive advisor growth and close the investor behavior gap.
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  • Interest In Cryptocurrency Is On The Rise
    Interest In Cryptocurrency Is On The Rise

    Nearly half of reported U.S. consumers have invested in crypto

    Bakkt Holdings, LLC (“Bakkt”), trusted digital asset platform that enables institutions and consumers to buy, sell, store and spend a range of digital assets, including bitcoin, released findings from its “U.S. Consumer Crypto Survey” of more than 2,000 U.S. consumers, examining how everyday consumers view cryptocurrencies and other digital assets.
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  • Avoiding Peer-To-Peer Payment Scams
    Avoiding Peer-To-Peer Payment Scams

    Scammers look to take advantage of generous friends on Venmo and other payment apps

    When a friend or family member is stuck in a bad situation and urgently needs money, you should help them out, right? Not if they are a scammer pulling this new con. Always double-check before sending money to a friend in need.
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  • COVID & The Impact Of Compliance Gaps
    COVID & The Impact Of Compliance Gaps

    How technology is reshaping risk

    Our survey reveals how the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly raised customer and third-party risks, but also highlights the potential of technology to reshape them. With a global death toll that has surpassed three million in 2021, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world forever.
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  • Managing The Splintering Worksite
    Managing The Splintering Worksite

    To remain remote, employees are ready to give up benefits, PTO, & salary

    Remote work was an unknown when it started en masse in March 2020. Marred by Zoom difficulties, the first few weeks were rocky and unsettling for executives and employees alike. But people soon began to enjoy working from home. Productivity actually increased, and workers had more time to pick up new hobbies or rediscover old…
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  • New Hybrid Working Shapes US Business Investment Priorities
    New Hybrid Working Shapes US Business Investment Priorities

    Pandemic drives US enterprise spending on telecoms, cloud computing and DaaS (Device-as-a-Service)

    The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a huge burden on US businesses to become flexible, agile, and safe. Digitalization is accelerating as a result, forcing businesses to rethink traditional ways of working and shaping investment priorities, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, US Enterprise Mobility Adoption and Trends 2021.
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  • Hello Digital Assets: SIMON & NYDIG Partner To Deliver Bitcoin Education & Investments To Financial Professionals
    Hello Digital Assets: SIMON & NYDIG Partner To Deliver Bitcoin Education & Investments To Financial Professionals

    SIMON’s centralized platform for wealth managers gears up to launch digital assets portal designed to meet the industry’s evolving education and access needs

    Markets LLC (SIMON), a fintech company transforming the digital wealth management landscape through its leading platform for financial professionals, today announced a new partnership with NYDIG—a leading technology and financial services firm dedicated to Bitcoin—to launch first-to-market bitcoin education designed for wealth managers, and an innovative approach to product access through passive private investment vehicles…
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  • Could You Be A Target For Cybercrime?
    Could You Be A Target For Cybercrime?

    Understanding the potential threats can help keep your online accounts safe

    You've likely spent a good deal of time thinking about investment risk. But have you stopped to think about more personal security issues, such as the safety of your online financial transactions and information stored on your computers? While most people recognize that online fraud or cybercrime is a potential threat, few know how or…
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  • Achieving Digital Balance In Your Insurance Agency
    Achieving Digital Balance In Your Insurance Agency

    Learning to evaluate the technologies we use on a daily basis

    Learning to evaluate the technologies we use on a daily basis A new report from Duke Williams, founder of Simply Easier Payments, shares his thoughts on how your insurance agency can achieve a digital balance amidst an ever-changing pandemic. Reprinted with permission. You’ve probably seen it in your own life. A new gadget or software…
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