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Life and Pensions Quarterly Competitor Tracker Q2 2009

  • Publication Date:July 2009
  • Publisher:Datamonitor
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:39

Life and Pensions Quarterly Competitor Tracker Q2 2009

Introduction

The Life and Pensions Competitor Tracker tracks strategic developments in product innovation, customer targeting, M&A, partnerships and organic growth. It provides expert analysis about trends developing in the global market, supported by the strategic moves of 42 of its leading competitors.

Reasons to Purchase

  • Track the strategic developments announced by 42 of your key competitors.
  • Assess which geographies and strategic areas are seeing the most activity.
  • Overview
  • Catalyst
  • Summary
  • Methodology
    • Table of figures
    • Table of tables
  • INTRODUCTION
  • The Life and Pensions Competitor Tracker provides both one month and 12 month views of developments
  • Datamonitor tracks 42 key life and pensions providers and distributors each quarter
  • Datamonitor's Life and Pensions Team provides analysis of the key developments
  • A fully searchable database of the past 12 months of developments is also delivered alongside in the report
  • KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN Q2 2009
  • The life and pensions market has observed several competitor developments and industry trends
  • Innovating technology and delivery are important for competitors
  • The lure of Asian markets continues but competitors have not forgotten their existing customer base in developed countries
  • Competitor developments in Q2 2009 are led by Aviva and Manulife
  • The second quarter of 2009 records competitors keeping up the pace of innovative developments
  • Competitor developments in Q2 2009 equaled the previous quarter of 51 developments
  • Competitors continue to dedicate their focus more on product innovation compared to M&A, partnerships and organic growth
  • Product innovation developments heavily outweigh customer targeting innovations in Q2 2009
  • Innovations in protection insurance and technological delivery emerge strongly in Q2 2009
  • Organic growth shows decreasing visibility in the market in Q2 2009
  • Competitors are refocusing on operations in developed countries but Asia still lures innovation
  • PRODUCT INNOVATION AND CUSTOMER TARGETING
  • AMP Life Limited
  • Australia: AMP launches superannuation products
  • Aviva
  • Australia: Aviva announces enhancements to its retirement products portfolio
  • Australia: Aviva supports the certainty of access to superannuation benefits
  • Australia: Aviva implements voice biometrics
  • Ireland: Hibernian Aviva announces a deposit fund for pension investors
  • Malaysia: CIMB launches EasyLife Health Plan
  • Netherlands: Delta Lloyd reduces premium rates
  • Romania: Aviva Romania launches two new online tools
  • UK: Aviva launches a new website for advisors
  • UK: Norwich Union Healthcare's income protection solution becomes automated
  • UK: Norwich Union offers bereavement helpline for group life customers
  • Friends Provident
  • UK: Friends Provident launches Selling Techniques Toolkit for protection
  • UK: Friends Provident launches eSelect
  • UK: Friends Provident urges government to tackle poor online pensions
  • Lincoln National
  • US: Lincoln Financial Group announces family care reimbursement benefit rider on LTD policies
  • Liverpool Victoria
  • UK: Liverpool Victoria extends its critical illness cover
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • UK: Scottish Widows offers two new multi-manager funds
  • Manulife
  • Indonesia: Manulife Indonesia introduces a new Sharia unit and a new Sharia-specific product
  • Japan: Manulife Japan launches Yume-no-Teikibin
  • Singapore: Manulife introduces C.A.R.E
  • US: John Hancock enhances group LTC care insurance and discounts program
  • US: John Hancock launches a current assumption universal life insurance product
  • US: John Hancock introduces new retirement income product
  • US: John Hancock introduces new variable life insurance product
  • Skandia
  • Singapore: Skandia International expands its product range in Singapore
  • UK: Skandia launches new income generating protected product
  • The Hartford
  • US: The Hartford launches its revamped website
  • US: The Hartford extends group life insurance coverage
  • M&A, PARTNERSHIPS AND ORGANIC GROWTH
  • Allianz
  • China: Allianz announces the establishment of Shandong branch
  • China: Allianz and ICBC complete the share transfer of ICBC shares through a private sale
  • Aviva
  • China: Aviva sets up a new office in Hubei province, China
  • Poland: Commercial Union Poland changes name to Aviva
  • Russia: Aviva acquires pension fund from ING in Russia
  • UK: FDC takes over Lancyr
  • Barclays
  • Spain: Barclays and CNP enter into a joint venture in Spain, Portugal and Italy
  • BNP Paribas
  • France: BNP Paribas acquires Fortis Bank and establishes partnership in insurance with Fortis
  • France: CNP Assurances and Malakoff M?(C)d?(C)ric introduce new pensions business
  • Korea: BNP Paribas Assurance agrees to increase stake in SHC&Life with Shinhan Financial
  • Vietnam: Vietcombank, Cardif and SeAbank introduce VCLI
  • Co-operative Financial Services
  • UK: The Co-operative Financial Services merger with Britannia is backed by members
  • Friends Provident
  • UK: Friends Provident to offer its new stakeholder scheme to Swinton employees
  • Fortis
  • Belgium: Fortis Insurance Belgium rebrands its business
  • UK: Tesco enters into a partnership with Fortis
  • HSBC Holdings
  • China: HSBC launches joint insurance company in partnership with National Trust
  • Lincoln National
  • UK: Lincoln Financial Group announces sale of its Lincoln UK subsidiary
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • UK: Scottish Widows and Clerical partners to provide single intermediary product proposition
  • Manulife
  • China: Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance announces a new branch in Shenyang
  • US: CHCS Services agrees to manage John Hancock Long-Term Care Insurance's provider discount and caregiver programs
  • US: John Hancock acquires Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program contract
  • Prudential
  • Taiwan: Prudential completes the transfer of assets and liabilities in Taiwan to China Life Insurance of Taiwan
  • Prudential US
  • US: Prudential Retirement and Hewitt Associates offer IncomeFlex Target
  • APPENDIX
    • Methodology
    • Ask the analyst
    • Datamonitor consulting
    • Disclaimer
    • Table 1: The 42 companies covered by Datamonitor's Life and Pensions Competitor Tracker
    • Table 2: Competitors achieving more than 3 product innovations in the past 12 months
  • List of Figures
    • Figure 1: Competitor developments totaled 51 developments in Q1 2009
    • Figure 2: Products innovation developments continue their dominance over M&A, partnership or organic growth activities
    • Figure 3: Product innovations feature more strongly than customer targeting developments
    • Figure 4: Innovations in technology emerge strongly in the second quarter
    • Figure 5: Partnership activity is more rife in Q2 2009 compared to M&A or organic growth developments
    • Figure 6: Competitors are refocusing on their operations in developed countries
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