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What’s inside…FAnews June 2020 Edition

25 June 2020 Rianet Whitehead

This is a really good one… everyone jumped to be part of the June edition and, together with all our other content, our investment feature is packed with some excellent articles. If you are not part of the over 14 700 registered CPD users, you are missing out, because we make it easy for you. This edition is packed with high-level, well researched content and we are proud of an excellent final product.

We've identified a few articles you might find good value in…


The crisis is not over - We’ve asked five business leaders to share the most important lessons that they have learned in this time we call #lockdown… 

Compliance and Resilience: More compatible than you might think - In many aspects of life, the difference between obstacle and opportunity is often simply a matter of perspective. 

Access to right data leads innovation in era of COVID-19 - While COVID-19 upped the game, the question remains, how do we deploy technology and data to make advice, cover, policy updates and claims not only possible but also easier and faster for our intermediaries and customers? 

PSG honours its top advisers and offices - PSG’s annual awards were held by virtual ceremony (a first for the company) in May this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Managing diverse exposures… critical for business - Bryte experts share some insights into the critical areas where they have seen possible areas of exposure. 

Chubb Insurance South Africa expands CAR to the SME segment - The introduction of an SME-appropriate annual CAR product means that Chubb can cover contract works projects of all sizes. 

Judging Judge Dread - An intimate one-on-one with SHA executive and TIA co-judge, Simon Colman 

D&O insurance likely to be tested during tough economic times - A significant number of Directors and Officers (D&O) claims result from liquidations, companies being in financial distress, or companies being placed in business rescue. 

Pandemic redefines the commercial and legal risk landscape - We are hard at work finding ways to mitigate the issues we have identified, learning valuable lessons in how to adjust for them; but there are many issues we may not have thought of. 

Remote working and cyber threats… be cautious! - while companies are looking out for the best interest of their employees by setting up WFH systems and procedures, opportunistic cyber criminals will undoubtedly take advantage of this. 

Tried-and-tested does not pass muster… It is time to for change - Persisting with a business process because it has been profitable or ‘good enough’ is an antiquated approach for a future that is being disrupted by the silent and invisible threats posed by technology. 

Post-pandemic thinking redefines motor insurance sector - The emergence of new trends, or occurrence of an unprecedented event such as the coronavirus pandemic, will contribute to ongoing shifts in consumers behaviour. 

The evolution of short term insurance claims handling - Automation and big data will underpin future-fit insurers’ claims handling capabilities. 

Impact of COVID-19 on cyber risk landscape - Underwriters will start asking more questions about remote working and brokers should prepare their clients for this.

Remote working… we’re better off - Remote working will change corporate culture forever.

Security of income in times of illness - What used to be referred to as “an older person’s disease” such as diabetes, high cholesterol and cancer are now affecting people of all ages.

Under 35 and insured - SA’s current users - Human nature means we are all capable of underestimating the risks we face on a daily basis.

How deep is the mud? - The future of the pandemic is certainly muddy at the moment, with no clearing in sight.

Credible statistics create much needed certainty - Statistics are the life blood of any insurer, and although it is still early days, we are already using statistics gathered to both manage our response to the pandemic and inform our forward planning. 

Personalisation to give life insurers an edge - Why is the life insurance industry lagging other sectors in recognising the value of personalisation when engaging customers? 

Re-assessing risk in times of crises - As global mobility rises, so will the incidence of global epidemics and experts believe this is only the start of our new normal.

Reducing health risks at company level - A customised and integrated corporate healthcare solution also supports the human capital initiatives of the business. 

Managing consumer behaviour to unlock value - Encouraging the right behaviour during pandemic will be essential for your clients as they seek to reignite employee productivity and unlock the full value of their group disability income insurance programmes. 

Faster, simpler, and more reliable -The pain-relieving perks of smart verification - In a world that is increasingly dependent on instant answers and speedy delivery, saving yourself and your clients time and effort, can add real value.
SA fixed income… searching for value in a sea of pandemic risk - Amid all the bad news and uncertainty, there are still solid reasons for liking bonds. 

The investment landscape in 2020 and beyond - The impact of Covid-19 and the downgrade on South Africa pose a significant challenge to South African investors and place even more importance on effective diversification within and across asset classes as well as across geographies 

Partner with your clients to maintain wealth-creating portfolios during crisis - The tried and tested wisdom when constructing an investment portfolio is to understand your needs and goals and then to invest accordingly. 

Key trends reshaping money management… how advice firms should respond - A strong brand and an excellent performance track record have long been recognised as the main drivers of an investment manager’s success. 

Silver linings amongst SA’s rating downgrade clouds - Beyond the psychological implication of being demoted to Junk, the downgrade has triggered South Africa’s exclusion from World Government Bond Indices.

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