Hedge funds and institutional investors

Hedge Fund Managers to Rethink Products, Returns and Fees.

As the environment for alternative investments continues to evolve, hedge fund managers are rethinking their products, fee structures and investor mix to refocus on institutional investors – particularly pension funds. But, at the same time, the world’s pension funds are also starting to shift their investment criteria and objectives, creating new demands on the managers […]

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A New Battlefield: Winning Over More Consumers

KPMG and the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) recently conducted its third annual Top of Mind survey, which focused on senior decision makers in the consumer food, drink, goods and retail industry globally. An impressive 539 industry executives from 41 countries concluded that trust was top of mind with 32 percent saying it is, and will […]

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Cyber Insurance: Cyber Risk Management Markets Mature

The cyber insurance market is booming due to rising cyber-attacks, but insurance organisations will need to become much more sophisticated in their approach to assessing and managing cyber risk if they hope to turn cyber policies into a strong and sustainable line of business. Encompassing a broad range of cyber insurance products designed to cover […]

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Big Data: The BIG factor driving competitive advantage

Big Data is changing the landscape for insurers by offering potential value for those prepared to use data insights to unlock value. It is however a difficult implementation and insures will have to be bold in their approach. Difficulties faced by insurers to unlock insights into Big Data include the following: The amount of data […]

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Investment managers must tackle customer interests, data analytics and cyber-risk

Global regulatory focus has shifted from banking to the entire investment management and funds industry, not just to the largest firms. At the same time, investment managers have increasing opportunities for growth as policymakers seek to encourage private investment and greater long-term savings. KPMG identifies three key areas that firms must prioritise: to be transparent […]

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Business Transformation

Over 40 percent of CEOs globally are at least somewhat concerned about their current business model, a fact made more disconcerting given 74 percent are also concerned about new competitors disrupting their business model. The reality is that the world has changed. The pace and magnitude of disruptive forces might vary by industry, but almost […]

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Insurance growth and expansion into Africa

Building an African Insurance Giant

The big four South African life insurers are looking to the rest of Africa as the main source for future growth. While the contribution to profit from these ventures is small at this stage, looking forward, the rest of the continent will become a bigger contributor to local insurers’ earnings. A number of countries in […]

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Next Generation IT Operating Models

There was a time when the business was at the mercy of the Information Technology (IT) department for all of its technology-enabled solutions. Now, however, businesses increasingly are discovering new, innovative technologies and becoming progressively aware of the potential of these technologies. Business-users are becoming more technology-savvy and are finding themselves capable of sourcing and […]

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