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Alternative Insurance Markets

... for P&C Commercial Lines Carriers It will come as no surprise to P&C commercial lines carriers that, according to A.M. Best, roughly half of commercial premium has fled to alternative insurance markets... More

TAGS: Business Planning, Portfolio Complexity, Channel Management, Pricing Strategy, Insurance Distribution Channel Optimization

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Credit Default Swaps

So what are credit default swaps? Are they are a useful risk management tool or a financial weapon of mass destruction? And how should insurance companies think about using (or avoiding) them? . More

TAGS: Growth Strategies (Profitable Growth), Business Planning, Portfolio Complexity, Pricing Strategy, Insurance Distribution Channel Optimization

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Five Cost Management Strategies Often Overlooked

With no shortage of techniques available for managing and reducing costs, from activity value analysis to reengineering to automation, an outside observer might think little remains to be done on the cost front inside most insurance companies. More

TAGS: Portfolio Complexity, Shared Services Design, Strategic Sourcing, Insurance Cost Management

Published Articles

Changing Channels to Market

Changing Channels to Market

Channels tend to evolve over many years. Sometimes they evolve so slowly that companies fail to see the change and don't adapt their strategies based on where the trends are... More

TAGS: Business Planning, Portfolio Complexity, Channel Management, Sales Force Effectiveness, Commercial & Industrial

Case Studies

Value of an EP Company

Understanding the Intrinsic Value of an Exploration and Production Company After years of rapid production growth, high natural gas and oil prices, and plentiful reserves made them a darling on Wall Street, the economic downturn and commodity price volatility of 2008 caused a worse-than-market drop in a small-cap exploration and production company's stock price. More

TAGS: Business Planning, Portfolio Complexity, Business Model Design, Supply, Strategy, Gas

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Delivering Superior Customer Value

... and Key business processes. Recommended organization and process changes were implemented in a deliberate sequence, improving not only the customer value delivered by specialty lines but also theoverall business... More

TAGS: Customer (Market) Insights, Growth Strategies (Profitable Growth), Business Planning, Portfolio Complexity, Business Model Design, Channel Management, Marketing Resource Management, Operations Architecture, Commercial & Industrial