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Life and Pensions Quarterly Competitor Tracker Q2 2010 Product Image

Life and Pensions Quarterly Competitor Tracker Q2 2010

  • Published: August 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 31 pages
  • Datamonitor

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.

Key reasons to purchase this title

- 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 2010
The second quarter of 2010 exposes a slower pace of competitor developments compared to the previous quarter
Competitors have slowed their pace for developments in Q2 2010 from the previous quarter
Competitors continue to focus heavily in product innovation over M&A, partnership or organic growth activities
Product innovation has focused on developing online tools for advisors to help their clients with financial planning
M&A activity has reduced considerably in Q2 2010
Competitors continue their focus on mature markets in Q2 2010
PRODUCT INNOVATION AND CUSTOMER TARGETING
AMP
Australia: AMP adjusts its superannuation and pensions products
Asteron Life
Australia: Asteron offers a 20% discount on life insurance policy
Aviva
France: Aviva launches Aviva Lisséo Duo 40 % Plus Avril 2011
France: Aviva's website helps French customers track the amount they will get from their pensions
Malaysia: Aviva launches investment-linked insurance plan
Poland: Aviva provides its customers access to specialists and diagnostic tests
UK: Aviva expands its wrap and SIPP platform with the addition of nine more funds
UK: Aviva introduces a new online retirement calculator
UK: Aviva introduces new features to its e-commerce platform
UK: Aviva adds 22 more funds to expand its wrap and SIPP platform
UK: Aviva improves customer underwriting
UK: Aviva launches a campaign for retirement income
Friends Provident
UK: Friends Provident launches a new online seminar
UK: Friends Provident launches a seminar for Executive Income Protection
Guardian
US: Guardian launches a single premium fixed immediate annuity
US: Guardian Life Insurance to offer critical illness cover to small companies
US: Guardian makes ULtraLife UL more competitive
US: John Hancock revises the limits on life insurance products
US: John Hancock adds a new feature for advisors to its website
US: John Hancock launches new life products
US: John Hancock helps advisors connect with clients
The Hartford
US: The Hartford to accelerate payment of death benefit for its life insurance policy holders
US: New Hartford policyholders to save on the cost of life insurance
Legal & General
UK: Legal & General augments its critical illness cover
Lincoln Financial
US: Lincoln Financial launches a new financial education website
US: Lincoln Financial Group enhances its SmartIncome solution
US: Lincoln Financial Group sponsors National Retirement Planning Week
Liverpool Victoria
UK: Liverpool Victoria enhances its income protection solution
UK: Liverpool Victoria launches direct life cover
UK: Liverpool Victoria makes its protection solution more competitive
Lloyds Banking Group
UK: Scottish Widows launches an online financial guidance service
Manulife
Canada: Manulife adds a new media investor website
Japan: Manulife Japan launches life insurance product with special rates for non-smokers
Prudential Life
US: Prudential life adds a new rider to PruLife Universal Plus
Swiss Re
UK: Swiss Re launches an advanced version of Magnum
M&A, PARTNERSHIPS AND ORGANIC GROWTH
Aviva
Spain: Aviva Vida y Pensiones signs a distribution agreement with the Preventiva Group
AXA
UK: AXA plans to dispose of UK life and savings operations
Crédit Agricole
Serbia: Crédit Agricole to sell Crédit Agricole Life Serbija
Fortis
Belgium: Fortis to sell of Fortis Brussels sub-holding
Manulife
Philippines: Manulife Philippines expands its geographical reach
Zurich
Indonesia: Zurich acquires a majority stake in Mayapada Life
APPENDIX
Methodology
Ask the analyst
Datamonitor consulting
Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: The 42 companies covered by Datamonitor's Life and Pensions Competitor Tracker
List of Figures
Figure 1: The second quarter of 2010 recorded a total of 41 competitor developments
Figure 2: Developments in M&A, partnerships and organic growth continue to be muted into Q2 2010
Figure 3: Product innovation from competitors has focused on developments in technology
Figure 4: Organic growth activity from competitors do not feature at all in Q2 2010
Figure 5: Competitors are reducing their focus on new, unregulated markets

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